Programme structure

The Religious Roots of Europe (RRE) is a two-year programme of 120 ECTS credits. A student will normally do four terms of full-time studies.

The individual student admitted to the programme at The University of Oslo must complete studies equaling at least 60 ECTS credits, including the master’s thesis, at The University of Oslo.

For a complete updated version of the programme description and list of courses, please go to the official website here.


4. semester RRE4302 – Master Thesis in Religious Roots of Europe
3. semester* REDI4000 – Interreligious relations: Defining Moments, Current Encounters Thesis colloquium, methodology and theory Text: Jewish, Christian or Islamic Tradition
2. semester* Holy Scriptures: Judaism, Christianity and Islam Language Interaction Among the Religions
1. semester*

The Study of Ancient Religion (15 ECTS credits)

The Emergence of Judaism, Christianity and Islam (15 ECTS credits)

  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits


Teaching and courses

Teaching combines distance learning, compact seminars, course assignments, tutorials and traditional teaching at the individual host institutions. The courses will require the students to submit tutorials and hold verbal presentations.

The modules of every single term must be examined before the student can be examined for the modules of the next. There is a steady progression culminating in the fourth term with the master’s thesis. It follows that the master’s thesis should be assessed as the final module in the Programme.

As part of the Programme there will be two to three compact seminars in the first term, three compact seminars in the second term, and two in the third. The seminars will be held at the host institutions. Travel and accommodation are financed by the students.

Course description

You will find an updated list of courses on this website.

See article 3 in the Study Plan (pdf)

Diploma and degree

This programme leads to the following degree: Master of Philosophy in Religious Roots of Europe
Published June 6, 2012 10:00 AM - Last modified Aug. 12, 2018 12:40 PM