Programme Profile

The four-semester master’s programme in Religious Literacy enhances students’ understanding of religious traditions and their significance in various relevant contexts. These include the interreligious relations of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, (Christian) religion in the public sphere and as a cultural factor in a plural society, as well as teaching (Christian) religion in educational institutions. 

The range of offered courses covers a broad interdisciplinary spectrum and offers insights into the topics and methodologies of a variety of subjects. The degree programme is characterised by a high level of individual flexibility in terms of content and qualification goals. This flexibility is especially evident in the choice of specialisation areas (Interreligious Studies, Public Theology, Religion and Education, Theological Studies).

Associated subjects

The following subjects are involved in the degree programme:

  • Institute of English and American Studies
    • English and American Cultural Studies
    • English Literary Studies
  • Institute of Protestant Theology
    • Systematic Theology
    • Religious Education
  • Institute of German Language, Literature and Culture
    • Modern German Literature (Iris Hermann)
  • Institute of History and European Ethnology
    • European Ethnology
  • Institute of Catholic Theology
    • Old Testament Studies
    • New Testament Studies
    • Church History and Patrology
    • Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology
    • Theological Ethics
    • Religious Education
  • Institute of Classical Philology and Philosophy
    • Philosophy II
  • Institute of Oriental Studies
    • Islamic Art and Archaeology
    • Islamic Studies
    • Jewish Studies
    • Turkish Studies
  • Institute of Romance Studies
    • Romance Literary Studies