Scienze delle Religioni
|Study location||Italy, Padua|
|Type||Master's degree, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||(Laurea magistrale in Scienze delle Religioni)|
|Tuition fee||€2,529 per year
In order to accept your Offer at the University of Padova, you must pay the first instalment of tuition fees. Information on 2021/22 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less the same of 2020/21.
|Application fee||€30 one-time
This fee is non-refundable.
In order to accept your place at the University of Padua, the payment of the first instalment is required. This fee is non-refundable.
Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)
Bachelor’ s degree or equivalent with related subject or proven skills in Law, Antiquities, Philology, Literary studies, Art, History, Political and social sciences
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
You can often get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents with you when you finally go to the university.
If you are admitted to the degree course, you will have to submit other documents including original and translated/legalised copies of your previous qualifications, etc. No legalised documents are required at application stage.
An efficient command of English language
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Italian language requirement
B2 Level (CEFR) or equivalent certificate
The following students do NOT need to submit evidence of Italian language proficiency:
Places for non-European candidates residing outside Italy: 6 (3 for Chinese students joining the Marco Polo Project)
The Master’s Degree Program in Religious Studies (inter-university with the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) originates from a twofold need: to train specialists in the study of religious traditions endowed with a solid knowledge of their languages and literary sources, of their history and of the cultures in which these traditions expressed and still express themselves; to enable students to apply their knowledge by utilizing comparative methodologies in the study of religious phenomena, so as to address the intercultural contexts of contemporary societies with competence and critical acumen. First and foremost, the course aims at endowing students with a variety of methodological tools through which to analyze religious experience.
The Master’s Degree Program in Religious Studies is innovative since it combines an in-depth study of the historical and cultural development of world religions with the learning of their languages, which are truly essential in order to have access to their sources and testimonies. Consequently, the course articulates itself into two distinct phases. 1. Basic teaching. A comprehensive teaching is offered relative to the history, phenomenology and sociology of religions, as well as to their ethno-anthropological and philosophical dimensions. This basic teaching is further enhanced through seminars which help students to skillfully compare the various religious traditions through the study of common themes (such as scriptures, ritual, myth, etc.). Each lesson of the seminar – coordinated by a supervisor – is led by a specialist of a particular religious milieu. 2. Specialized teaching. The knowledge imparted at this stage is aimed at deepening the students’ understanding of a plurality of religious traditions which are historically linked to one another. These traditions are investigated by having recourse to their sources and through an analysis of the wider socio-cultural context in which they developed. A critical study of the sources and an autonomous, wise comprehension of religious events require the reading of texts in the original and thus the acquisition of thorough linguistic and philological competences.
Graduate students will have the capacity to act as social workers and experts in the various sectors of interreligious relations and communication and multi-confessional social contexts, in both public and private institutions. They will be capable of exercising functions of responsibility in Italian and international research centers on religious phenomena; in religious publishing houses as well as in publishing houses with religious series or interests in the field of religions; in religious studies centers and institutes. They will be entitled to sign teaching contracts in both public and private schools, primary and secondary, for the training of teachers, students and parents, and for offering information on the main cultural and religious traditions of the world so as to efficaciously integrate school curricula.