Religious Roots of Europe

Lund University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
10445 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Religious Roots of Europe programme from Lund University is a two-year Nordic Master´s programme offered by the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University in cooperation with the universities of Aarhus, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Oslo.


The Religious Roots of Europe programme from Lund University focuses on the formative periods of Judaism, Islam and Christianity, their common roots, early interaction and contributions to European culture. The programme prepares students for educational and social work in a multi-religious society or for research on the role of the three religions in European history and society. Through the programme students acquire detailed knowledge about the formation of the three religions and their interaction with one another, as well as skills relevant for any occupation or study where the role of the three religions is of importance.

Career prospects

The formation of multi-religious societies in Europe and the increasing role of religion today create a need for individuals with an in-depth knowledge of the formation and history of religions, especially Judaism, Christianity and Islam, as well as a need for future research in the field. A graduate from this programme will be able to enter into specialised occupations in government institutions or organisations dealing with culture, integration or diplomacy and in private firms, for example with business relations with the Middle East. The programme also provides an excellent basis for PhD studies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Study of Ancient Religion
  • The Emergence of Judaism Christianity & Islam
  • The Three Religions in Contemporary Perspective
  • Interaction, text, or ancient language courses
  • Interreligious Relations: Defining Moments, Current Encounters
  • Thesis Colloquium

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor´s degree with a major in theology, the study of religion, classical philology, classical archaeology, history or the equivalent. The applicant should be able to document a minimum of 20 ECTS in either one or two of the following ancient languages: Greek, Latin, Hebrew or Arabic. An exemption can be applied if someone does not meet these standards fully. English 6/English Course B
  • Based on academic qualifications and, added to the application, a letter of intent and a CV.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10445 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20891 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 220 000


The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

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Religious Roots of Europe
Lund University


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