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MA in Study of Religions


Degree: Study of Religons, MA

Duration of the course: 4 semesters

Language of tuition: English

Description of the programme: The aim of this MA programme is to provide students with sufficient methodological, theoretical and historical background so they can understand religious phenomena and problems both in a contemporaneous and a historical contextual framework.

Two specialisations are offered: the History of Religions studies ideological background, religious-philosophical reasoning and religious idioms of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, while the Applied Study of Religions specialisation investigates the religious entities of our modern era basically from a social scientific point of view (i.e. sociological, anthropological, psychological, etc.).

During the courses in the programme students are prepared for research development, academic discourse and the PhD programme as well - mainly by the encouragement and help they receive during the seminars and tutorial meetings. Furthermore, students are regularly involved in the on-going research activities of our department. International student mobility programmes at our department provide the opportunity of taking part in international panels, forums that make the exchange of experiences and ideas possible. Outstandingly succesful participation in tender activity enhances our students’ self-management skills and competitive spirit.

Besides the acquisition of research methods theoretical knowledge of their fields and proficiency in basic religious languages are required for participation in the PhD programme. Talented students are prepared for the doctoral programme during tutorial meetings and academic writing seminars.

Application procedure

  • Application requirements: BA in Liberal Arts with a Study of Religions specialization; Study of Religions Minor Programme degree, English language – C1 proficiency level English language examination (TOEFL/IELTS/ GRE/Other)
  • Application deadline: 16th February
  • Application fee: 150 EUR
  • Tuition fee: 3500 EUR/semester
  • Entrance exam: interview via Skype in May

For further information please contact:

Prof. Dr. Máté-Tóth András
Faculty of Arts, Department of Study of Religion
Phone: +36 62 / 544-418