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History of Religions

MF Norwegian School of Theology

24 months
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The History of Religions master’s programme at the MF Norwegian School of Theology uses interdisciplinary approaches to study history and religion in the pre-modern world.


Key facts:

  • History of Religions: Encounters and Conflict is focused on the issues of religious cross-pollination, coexistence and conflict with particular emphasis on Europe and the Middle East. Addressed in a long historical perspective stretching from Antiquity to the early modern period, the programme seeks to illuminate the roots of present peaceful coexistence and interchange, as well as of today's antagonisms and conflicts.
  • The underlying idea of the programme at the MF Norwegian School of Theology is that, in order to fully grasp current religious conflicts and alliances, we need to understand how the perceptions of past and present are intertwined, reciprocally dependent and constantly reshaped.


MF Norwegian School of Theology (1908) is an accredited Specialized University focusing on Theology, Religion, and Social Studies, located in Oslo. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Encounters: Common categories and concepts in Abrahamic religions
  • Conflict and negotiation: Selected topics
  • Methodology: Texts and History 
  • The historical study of religion: Multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives
  • Religious change, exchange and counterchange: A long-term historical perspective
  • Owning and sharing holy matter: texts, artefacts and place
  • Thesis for Master in History of Religions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or a period of study comparable with a Norwegian Bachelor's degree from a recognized Higher Education institution
  • Applicants who complete a bachelor degree before July 1st can apply, but the application will not be considered before the completed degree is documented with a diploma and transcript of records. All other necessary documentation must be received by the application deadline, including the required English language test results.

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11682 - 19230 NOK /month
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