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Philosophy of Religion

Goethe University Frankfurt

24 months
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The Philosophy of Religion programme offered by Goethe University Frankfurt grants a broad academic discussion of questions that are essential to the Philosophy of Religion, thereby proceeding primarily from a systematic, but also from an historic point of view.


Phenomena and traditions occurring in the context of religion are reflected upon in terms of philosophical standards of rationality. On the one hand, this process is based on the discussion of central problems of theoretical and practical philosophy. On the other hand, it grounds on an exemplary investigation of topics crucial to theology and religious studies respectively. Thus, the Philosophy of Religion programme offered by Goethe University Frankfurt shows an interdisciplinary design. Furthermore it is characterized by its claim to consider continental approaches as well as analytic approaches that dominate the philosophical landscape in the Anglo-American world. 

In course of its first phase, the Master’s program trains the skill of precise analysis, reconstruction and discussion of concepts and arguments brought forward in the Philosophy of Religion. The second phase of the program highlights the capacity to elaborate and defend a self-contained philosophical position. By teaching these key competences, the Master’s Program prepares its graduates for a broad area of qualified jobs. They fulfill the requirements of professions in university and higher education. At the same time, they have access to non-philosophical jobs in business and public society that demand a conclusive assessment of complex problems raised within an intercultural and multi-religious society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Systematic Theology
  • Martin Luther - The Reformation Principles [Core Issues of Dogmatics]   
  • From Origen to Paul Tillich: Classics of Christian Theology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent first professional degree. In case the major of the Bachelor degree is not Philosophy, basic knowledge in Philosophy has to be proven according §7 (2) of the Examination Regulations.
  • proof of English language skills (level B2)
  • Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skillsaccording to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance.

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Semester fee: 369 EUR

Living costs for Frankfurt am Main

941 - 1519 EUR /month
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