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Master of Arts in the Study of Religions

The Master of Arts in the Study of Religions degree programme is currently undergoing changes. This page will be updated soon. 

In the meantime, please contact the Faculty of Theology and Sciences of Religions for further information.

+41 21 692 27 00


Organiser University of Lausanne - Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies: www.unil.ch/ftsr , and Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
College of Religious Studies
Degree awarded Master of Arts (MA) in the Study of Religions
ECTS credits 90
Duration 3 semesters (max. 5 semesters)
Final enrolment dates It is possible for students to begin the degree course in either the autumn or the spring semester.
Autumn semester: 30 April
Spring semester: 30 November
Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland must apply for enrolment at least two months prior to the deadlines indicated above.
Teaching language French. Research work may be done in English.
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The Master of Arts in the Study of Religions is designed as a specialised programme with a strongly interdisciplinary character. It allows students to acquire theoretical and methodological skills in the social sciences of religions and the history of religions. Students learn to use tools that will help them to analyse and understand issues bound up with the plurality of religious fields and multiculturalism, within the framework of seven possible specialisations: Indian Religions, Judaism, Christianity, Migrations, Marginalised Transversal Traditions, Sociology and Psychology of Religions.

This degree course is in the process of revision. A new study plan will be introduced in 2015.

Timetables and course descriptions Link to Unidoc


Subject to changes.
The French version prevails.
Last update: 18 August 2014

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