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About the programme
GPA 2018: All applicants admitted  
Language: Danish | Place of study: Aarhus  |  Commencement: August / september


This programme is only offered in Danish.

At the Department of the Study of Religion, you learn about religions and religious phenomena. Through the study of rituals, myths and perceptions of God, you acquire in-depth knowledge of the characteristics common to all religions.


History, society and culture

As a subsidiary subject student at the Department of the Study of Religion, you gain insight into the importance of individual religions and religious phenomena to mankind and society in general. You examine the way different religions have changed throughout history, and analyse their current form and role in society.


A wide range of methodologies

The study of religion is a comprehensive degree programme. You work with sociological, philosophical, psychological and historical aspects. In addition, you choose a language (e.g. Greek, Latin, Hebrew or Arabic) that you use to study religious texts in their original language.


Admission requirements

In order to be admitted to a supplementary subject, you have to be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree programme at a Danish university. Furthermore, the academic regulations of the bachelor’s degree programme have to allow for a combination with a supplementary subject.

You also have to meet the admission requirements for the supplementary subject in question. You can familiarise yourself with the requirements on the Danish version of this page by clicking on Danish in the top right corner.

Read more about admission to supplementary subjects.

Academic regulations

As a student it is important to know the regulations for the chosen supplementary subject: what is the content, how is it structured and what does it require from you.

You can find this information in the academic regulations. There is a regulation for both bachelor’s supplementary subject and master’s supplementary subject:


In the following graphical presentation of the subject you can see the different modules and courses that, in addition, link to the course catalogue where you can read the course descriptions.

Structure bachelor

Structure master

Student life

The student environment at the Department of the Study of Religion is characterised by many student activities and a relaxed atmosphere. The department has lecture associations with debate evenings, guest lectures and other events to inspire you. By joining groups involved in student policies, you have an opportunity to influence your teaching and other activities at the faculty. You can also become part of the editing team of Figenbladet, the students’ own newsletter, or the journal called Totem. Every Friday, you can buy cold beer and soft drinks in Theo’s bar, and the annual Christmas revue features plenty of music and student participation on stage.

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A subsidiary subject in the study of religion provides you with specific knowledge and understanding of the interaction between religion, culture and society. You can describe and analyse topics such as the meeting between different religions and cultures. You can use these skills in jobs in humanitarian organisations, public administration, teaching, communication and research, as well as in jobs dealing with culture in a broad sense.

With a subsidiary subject in the study of religion, you are qualified to teach at upper secondary schools, folk high schools, training colleges and universities.