Religion is everywhere. It shapes regional customs just as much as urban hotspots, makes for hit programmes on streaming TV and influences local and global politics. Culture and society cannot be understood without religion. Equally, religion can only be interpreted meaningfully in the contexts of culture and society. At the University of Graz, you will be able to get to know these three fields and the many varied things that link them on the master’s programme in Religion Culture Society.
Interests that are a good basis for this study programme
There are various first degrees that provide a route to the master’s programme in Religion Culture Society. As a basic principle, you should be interested in questions about the relationship between religion, culture and society.
Religion Culture Society at the University of Graz
During the study programme, you will explore religion in various cultural and social contexts such as the media, law, non-European cultures and art. After completing two foundation modules, you will pick one of two subject focuses, either religious studies or theological studies, as part of which you will also be able to select an interfaculty module at the University.
Even more future? With the new master’s modules, you can turn your master’s programme into a Master’s Plus. To be exact, this means that in two semesters you can work intensively on a future topic of your choice – be it communications, digitalization, entrepreneurship or pecebuilding and climate change.
Doctoral Programme of Religious Studies and Sociocultural Discourse
The Doctoral Programme of Religious Studies and Sociocultural Discourse allows you to develop your own research interests further and to perfect your methodological skills. You will work independently to investigate academic questions and contribute to the development of knowledge and innovation in your subject area.
Preparation for a wide range of career paths
Graduates of this master’s programme will be able to work in various sectors depending on their chosen subject focus. For those who focused on religious studies, these include cultural management, international politics and economics, journalism and media, transcultural communication and work with refugees and asylum seekers, social work and counselling as well as religious studies research or the education sector. Focusing on theological studies will qualify graduates to work in areas such as general pastoral care in the Catholic Church, in categorical pastoral care, in state and church education, in tourism, publishing, journalism and the media and in welfare and charitable institutions as well as helping refugees and asylum seekers.
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- About the study programme
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