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Religious Studies

- Master´s programs

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute for the Scientific Study of Religion
Prof. Dr. Beatrice Trinca
Fabeckstr. 23-25
14195 Berlin

For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the humanities, cultural studies, or social sciences with at least 30 credits in religious studies, or an equivalent degree.

  • Proof of English language skills (level B2 CEFR) and proof of language skills in either French, Spanish, Italian, Latin or Ancient Greek (level A2 CEFR).

The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.

Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

The program enables students to analyze and interpret processes of transfer and transformation of religious concepts and practices in various regions. Here, religious aspects of European cultural history are central in terms of artistic, philosophical, and intellectual history. In addition, cultural traditions from non-European religions as well as gender relations in various historical and cultural contexts are examined.

1st Semester Admissions
Unrestricted admission
Admission for Higher Semesters
Unrestricted admission
Application and Registration Period
Only for 1st semester: April 15 – May 31 (for winter semester) and December 1 - January 15 (for summer semester), only for higher semesters: July 1 - August 15 (for winter semester), and January 1 - February 15 (for summer semester)
Enrollment Period
see notice of admission
Program Start
Winter and summer semester
Master of Arts (M.A.)
4 semesters