Building on the bachelor's degrees of the students, this master's degree programme aims for the students to acquire:
- Advanced knowledge about the religious traditions at the root of European culture in their formative periods.
- A deeper understanding of the formative processes of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the parallels and differences between the three traditions, and the interaction of their followers.
- The ability to apply and use relevant scholarly methods and to understand and describe these theoretically.
- Skills to communicate their knowledge of the subject matter and their theoretical insights and to transmit the acquired methods to others, both orally and in writing.
- The ability to enter into more specialised occupations, to participate in innovative scholarly work and to qualify for further education, e.g. in PhD-programmes.
- The tools to evaluate critically the role of the three religions in contemporary society.