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Religion in the Public Sphere

24 months
808 EUR/year
808 EUR/year
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This Religion in the Public Sphere programme at Leibniz University Hannover focuses on the current debate concerning “religion” in various areas of the public sphere. Geographically, the emphasis is initially on Europe, leading to subsequent international comparisons. 


This concerns the discourse on “religion” (e.g. exemptions for “religion” in social spheres) as well as discourses on individual religions (e.g. Christianity as “cultural heritage”, Islam as a “challenge”, and Buddhism as a “modern philosophy of life”). As such, this M.A. in Religion in the Public Sphere programme at Leibniz University Hannover differs from many traditional Religious Studies programmes, which tend to focus on religious practice in religious communities.


Students will be prepared to work in a professional environment that addresses these processes and the fruits of multicultural, democratic societies. They learn to analyse different conflict constellations, to address these constellations confidently and constructively, and to develop sustainable, solution-focused strategies.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Research and Debates
  • Education and Research
  • Politics and Law
  • Society and Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field of study OR a Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in a religious studies or sociology programme or subject. Alternatively, a Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in a cultural or social science field of study (primarily anthropology, ethnology, history, cultural studies, Jewish studies, Islamic studies, political science, a regional science as well as comparable courses of study abroad with a corresponding foreign language designation) with proof of in-depth knowledge of content relevant to the study of religions.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    808 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 404 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    808 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 404 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Hannover

740 - 1117 EUR /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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