PhD program in Religious Studies (National PhD)
Society

XXXVIII cycle - a. y. 2022/2023

Duration 3 years
Position 43 position available - 43 scholarships
Director/Coordinator Prof. Alberto Melloni
PhD website » drest.eu
Admission Expiration date 25/08/2022 at 13:00
Call for admission

Scientific areas

All academic disciplines encompassed within the following areas:
- Area 10: Antiquities, Philology, Literary Studies, Art History
- Area 11: History, Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology
- Area 12: Law
- Area 14: Political and Social Sciences

Admission requirements

Applicants must be in possession of either an Italian higher level degree (laurea specialistica under D.M. 509/99 or laurea magistrale under D.M. 270/04), or an Italian degree obtained prior to D.M. 509/99, or an equivalent qualification obtained abroad.
More information will be available in the call for applicants.

Description

Course Description
Italian National PhD Program in Religious Studies – sources, norms, traditions and methods

The Italian National PhD Program in Religious Studies aims to be a place for training and boosting specialist knowledge concerning religious experience, its normative and theological expressions, and the heritage of sources and their interpretation. The aim is to create a scientific community open and attractive to the best national and international scholars and candidates that, in the context of growing religious illiteracy and “religious climate change”, is able to produce scientific knowledge regarding different beliefs and approaches from the past. The program operates within six curricula or disciplinary areas:

- Christianity
- Islam
- Judaism
- Buddhism and Religions of Asia
- Law and Religions
- Transdisciplinarity and Technological Frontier Research


They will each integrate exegetical, sociological, philosophical reflection and the competent implementation of historical and hermeneutic methods on written, iconographic, and oral sources, as well as theoretical issues.

For the first three years, the administrative office of Italian National PhD Program will be the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, which is also a partner of the consortium. Students will be enrolled by the administrative office of the program and they will be placed within the research groups of the partner Universities that provide the research grants according to the results of the selection process.


Partners

University of CAGLIARI
University of CALABRIA
"G. d'Annunzio" University of CHIETI-PESCARA
University of FLORENCE
University of FOGGIA
University of GENOA
University of INSUBRIA
University of MACERATA
Catholic University of Sacred Heart
University of NAPLES "L'Orientale"
Suor Orsola Benincasa University of NAPLES
University of PALERMO
University of PERUGIA
University of PISA
“Sapienza” University of ROME
LINK CAMPUS University
University of SALENTO
University for Foreigners of SIENA
University of TURIN
"Carlo Bo" University of URBINO
"Ca' Foscari" University of VENICE
University of VERONA
University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"
FSCIRE – "Giuseppe Alberigo" European School for Advanced Religious Studies
Facoltà Valdese di Teologia


Professional Perspectives

The scientific objective of the Italian National PhD Program in Religious Studies is to foster the acquisition and implementation of skills to carry out highly qualified research activities at the national and international level in all disciplinary sectors and fields of knowledge that cross or are crossed by religious experience. This program aims to train highly qualified researchers and experts capable of working as professional scholars, trainers, and mediators in the fields of religious studies, applied research, international relations, interreligious cooperation, the relationship/dialogue between state systems and faith communities, and – more generally – religious pluralism.

Duration

Three years (01/11/2022 – 31/10/2025)

Venue

The Administrative headquarter of the Course is in Reggio Emilia.

Announcement

» Call for admission and changes

» Selection committees

» Final ranking

Based on a rigorous selection process, applications are processed once a year. The admissions will be open in June 2021 (refer to the Calls).

More documentation

» Guide for admission application to Ph.D. programmes

Please complete the application form and submit it electronically following the application guide. A non-returnable administrative fee of 25 € will be charged. The decision on admission as well as on financial support is published on the web.

FAQ Frequently asked question

PhD Certificates and Self-certifications

PhD original diploma (Parchment)

Contact office

For further information please contact:
PhD Office
via Università, 4 - 41121 Modena
e-mail: segr.dottorati@unimore.it
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