Master’s in Religious Sciences and Society

This multidisciplinary specialization combines historical, sociological, anthropological, philosophical and legal approaches to obtain an overall view of complex social phenomena.

The Master’s in Religious Sciences and Society comprises two specializations.

Religions and Secularism in Professional and Community Life (vocational course)

To ensure that religious issues in contemporary society are taken into account, this course provides general training in religious sciences, which focuses on teaching that incorporates the latest advances in research and also includes contributions from social actors (senior officials, community leaders, etc.) who are called upon to deal with religious issues in today’s society.
This program studies a broad spectrum of different spiritual traditions that exist in the world and that takes into consideration the contribution of older religions, a crucial facet of reflection.
This vocational course is mentored by the European Institute of Religious Sciences (IESR - Institut européen en sciences des religions).

Social Sciences of Religions (research course)

This specialization provides high- level interdisciplinary training in religious science research. It is organized around four major disciplines, sociology, anthropology, history, and philosophy of religions.
It prepares students in particular for the “Religions and Thought Systems” PhD, offered at the École Pratique des Hautes Études Doctoral School (ED 472), as well as for any other Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) PhD (specializing in sociology, history, anthropology or philosophy).
This qualification is jointly accredited in collaboration with the EHESS (École des Hautes Études en sciences sociales).