M.A. On Campus

The Religious Roots of Europe

University of Copenhagen

24 months
7195 EUR/year
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This international and innovative Master's programme in The Religious Roots of Europe (RRE), offered by The Faculty of Theology at the University of Copenhagen, gives students a unique opportunity to explore the three major European religions - Christianity, Judaism and Islam - and the impact of these religions on European culture and society.


Key facts:

  • The importance of expertise in religion and in its role in society and culture is increasingly recognised. As a graduate of this programme you will be qualified for scholarly work, e.g. in PhD-programmes, as well as for teaching. You will also be able to enter into specialised occupations in government institutions or organisations dealing with culture, integration, diplomacy etc. and in private companies with business relations with e.g. the Middle East. 
  • Four Nordic universities have joint their resources on this programme which gives you a wide range of choice in specialised thematic subjects. The programme is offered in English. 
  • The Religious Roots of Europe (RRE) is the first joint Master's programme at The University of Copenhagen and is offered by The Faculty of Theology in cooperation with three other Nordic universities (Aarhus University, Lund University, University of Oslo). Joint Master's programmes are desirable because of their natural international scope and due to the pooling of the competencies of more universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • The Study of Ancient Religion
  • Options: Interaction, Text, Language
  • The Emergence of Judaism, Christianity & Islam
  • Options: Interaction, Text, Language
  • Thesis Colloquium, Methodology and Theory
  • The Three Religions in Contemporary Perspective

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in a field of study that is relevant to the programme (e.g., theology, religious studies, classical philology, Semitic languages, ancient history, classical archeology). The applicant must have, or anticipate getting, a Bachelor's degree from a recognized and internationally acknowledged university.
  • Documented proficiency in one or more "classical" languages (i.e., 15 ECTS in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, or Arabic - 10 in Latin and 5 in Greek is e.g. sufficient, etc.).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7195 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7195 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

The tuition fee applies per year and is DKK 53,500 per year.

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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