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UC3M - Interuniversity Master's in Science of Religions: History and Society

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  • UC3M - Interuniversity Master's in Science of Religions: History and Society

Graduate School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences

Prof. Jaime Alvar Ezquerra
Online, On-campus


☛  Places available: 20

Humanities: Geography, Contemporary History and Art, International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law, "Julio Caro Baroja" University Institute of Historiography


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    The objective of this Master’s programme is to provide future researchers and professionals in different fields (professors, politicians, administrative staff, diplomats, journalists, cultural managers, social workers, aid workers, etc.) a firm grounding in religious science. 

    The programme will focus on religion as a cultural system and theoretical and methodological device for analysing and understanding the religious phenomenon. Special attention will be paid to fostering a specific sensitivity in order to analyse the individual narratives of each religion. This reflection is associated with the historical development of the religious phenomenon, the basis for the perception of its own transformations, versus the notion of steadfastness of religious constructs.

    Likewise, a further aim is to furnish students with the necessary skills for the management of cultural diversity in multi-faith societies at different levels of the administration (local, autonomous, and state) and the formulation of government policies, especially concerning legislation and educational foundations.

    What is involved, therefore, are two complementary and parallel approaches, the first dedicated to the historical analysis of the religious phenomenon, and the second keyed to providing those faced with the task of regulating or facilitating the peaceful coexistence of communities in a multi-faith society with the most adequate tools.

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    reasons to study master in Religious Sciences: History and Society




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    The teachers' faculty is made up of professors who are doctors and reputed specialists in the field.

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      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process it is important to consult the supporting information that we offer below:


      Como norma general, para acceder a las enseñanzas oficiales de Máster será necesario estar en posesión de uno de los siguientes títulos::

      • título universitario oficial español,
      • título universitario expedido por una institución de educación superior perteneciente a otro Estado integrante del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (EEES) que faculte en el mismo para el acceso a enseñanzas de Máster.
      • título universitario extranjero conforme a sistemas educativos ajenos al EEES sin necesidad de la homologación de sus títulos, previa comprobación por la universidad de que aquéllos acreditan un nivel de formación equivalente a los correspondientes títulos universitarios oficiales españoles y que facultan en el país expedidor del título para el acceso a enseñanzas de postgrado.

      El acceso por esta última vía no implicará, en ningún caso, la homologación del título previo de la persona interesada, ni su reconocimiento a otros efectos que el de cursar las enseñanzas de Máster.


      Admission criteria

      Los criterios de admisión se valorarán de acuerdo a la siguiente baremación:

      Licenciaturas o grados afines 40%
      Metas profesionales 40%
      Nota media del expediente académico 10%
      Conocimiento de idiomas 10%

      En caso de existir mayor demanda de plazas que las ofertadas, se podrán realizar entrevistas personales con los candidatos, siempre teniendo en cuenta primero a aquellos que tengan mejor expediente. En las entrevistas se valorará la idoneidad de los estudios realizados, el interés manifestado por el candidato y su experiencia previa.


      El Máster está dirigido a licenciados, graduados y diplomados de cualquier rama de conocimiento; tendrán prioridad los diplomados, graduados o licenciados en Humanidades, Historia, Derecho, Ciencias Políticas, Filosofía, Filología, Sociología, Antropología, Historia del Arte o Trabajo Social.

      Language requirements

      Check the language requirements of the generic language required to study for a Master at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      students with foreign university degrees

      Once admitted to the Master, students with university degrees issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EEES, must provide, for enrollment, the diploma, legalized by diplomatic procedures or “The Hague Convention Apostille”. They must also submit the transcript of records, with the grade point average, duly legalized.

      More information about Legalization of Documents.

      If needed, documents must be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.



      2019-2020 Academic year


      • Reservation fee: 450€ (It will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master, and deducted from the first tuition payment)

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students and exceptionalities**: 820,80€ (13,68€/ECTS)
      • Non EU students: 4.170,60€ (69,51€/ECTS)

        * The fees of this Master are fixed by the Coordinating University (U. Pablo Olavide of Sevilla).

        ◢ Decree 139/2018 (BOJA)

        ** Non EU countries with educational cooperation agreements in Andalusia to which the EU student rate applies: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico. , Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Morocco and Equatorial Guinea

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      Additional information

      • You may enroll on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrollment you can choose between  Full-time enrollment or Part-time enrollment.
      • The email address provided upon enrollment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the erollment proecess will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrollment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrollment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrollment.
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments.

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    Material Resources of the program

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    complaints and suggestions

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