Profile and Career

The Religious Roots of Europe (RRE) is the first joint Master's programme at The University of Copenhagen and is offered by The Faculty of Theology in cooperation with three other Nordic universities (Aarhus University, Lund University, University of Oslo). Joint Master's programmes are desirable because of their natural international scope and due to the pooling of the competencies of more universities.

The aim of the RRE programme is to expose students to the traditions, formative processes, and mutual interactions in the ancient world of the three most influential religions at the root of European culture and history: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. In this regard the programme is unique.

The three religions have traditionally been studied more or less separately. The RRE programme is about studying the three religions together in their formative period from a comparative perspective, using a variety of approaches, including historical, philological, social scientific, feminist and literary ones.