|Study location||Hungary, Szeged|
|Type||Master, full degree studies|
|Nominal duration||4 semesters|
|Course code||Arts and Humanities|
Bachelor diploma (or higher)
Any undergraduate (BA, BSc) or graduate (MA, MSc, LL M) degree. Preferably in Social Sciences, Humanities or Religious degree (e.g. Theology).
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in English
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): Armenia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan, State of Palestine, Syria.
English B2 level
Demonstrated proficiency in written and spoken English
Each applicant is required to take part in an individual interview (online). During this interview the following topics are addressed: your motivation to apply for the programme; your expectations regarding the programme and higher education in Hungary; preliminary knowledge related to Religious Studies.
The applicant is recommended to submit a motivation letter (1500 – 4000 characters)
We expect applicants to be open towards religious pluralism. All students with an open mind are welcome!
The Study of Religions (MA) offers profound studies in the history and social reality of different religions. By applying scientific methods, we teach students about the basics of the subject. The programme provides students with an understanding of the fields of Applied Study, Psychology, Sociology, and History of Religions. Key thinkers on the subject are introduced to provide an overall understanding of the scientific approach to the theory of religions. There is a strong applied aspect of the MA programme as well, as it teaches research methods and combines practice and theory through case studies. During the programme, students develop skills for understanding the main theories on religion and skills for doing applied research and independent research on subjects related to religion.
Research areas cover Religion in CEE, Christian Churches, New Religious Movements, Psychology of Religion, Global Religion and History of Religions.
Graduates of the Faculty usually choose their careers in government, churches, private or international organisations, NGOs; and there is an option to continue PhD studies at the Faculty.