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Religions Histories Cultures

General information for the a.y. 2024-2025

Interuniversity programme with Università di Bologna and Facoltà teologica dell'Emilia Romagna

Disciplinary areaSocial Sciences and Humanities
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations

The course is managed by the Department of Education and Humanities


The Master's Degree Programme in Religions, Histories, Cultures aims to train specialists in the study of religions equipped with adequate analytical tools, deriving from the ability to use an interdisciplinary approach capable of combining a solid historical, linguistic, literary and specialist knowledge with anthropological, legal, and sociological methodologies. The acquisition of this knowledge is aimed at providing a professional profile capable of intercepting and managing the transformations of contemporary societies characterised by cultural and religious pluralism and developing strategies for mediation and management of socio-cultural differences. These skills can also provide up-to-date and adequate communication skills to grasp the specificities of different religious traditions and their interactions in public and private contexts.

Programme contents

The Degree Programme Board proposes a series of common lessons (in the first and second years), which introduce the student to the knowledge of the religious systems covered by the degree programme (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Religions of Asia), to the methods and analytical theories used to study religious facts and to the legal, political- cultural, anthropological sociological and methodological perspectives that characterise the management of religious pluralism. Subsequently, the programme is divided into four thematic tracks (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Religions of Asia), each of which includes an in-depth study of the following areas: Texts and history, History, Social sciences, Philosophy and law, Exegesis, Theology and the arts, as well as in-depth study of a vehicular language that is distinctive. In the second year, an in-depth study of a European language and a transversal Senior Seminar is planned.

Job opportunities

Specialist in the study, management and control of social phenomena / analyst of cultural and religious processes. Disseminator and Cultural Education Worker. The degree programme also gives access to the initial training and qualification courses of teachers, provided that the general requirements established by law and the minimum credits in the scientific disciplinary sectors provided for by the legislation for each class of teaching are matured

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Course Director:
Referente del Corso di Laurea:
Prof. Alberto Melloni
Tutoring delegate:
Dott.ssa Francesca Barresi