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Master in Science of Religions: History and Society (INTERUNIVERSITY)

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Graduate School of Humanities and Communication

Prof. Jaime Alvar Ezquerra


☛  Places available: 20

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


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    As explained below, the new Master's Degree in Science of Religions: History and Society is born from the conviction that it is necessary to strengthen with an inter-university alliance the regulated offer of academic studies on religions in the Spanish Public University, thus bringing us closer to the already centenary and brilliant tradition of studies on religions in other countries.

    The general objective of this Master's Degree is to provide a high degree of training in Religious Studies to future researchers and professionals from different fields (teachers, politicians, administration technicians, diplomats, journalists, cultural managers, social workers, aid workers, etc.).

    The Master will offer training on religion as a cultural system and a theoretical and methodological apparatus for the analysis and understanding of the religious phenomenon. Particular attention will be paid to the formation of a specific sensitivity for the analysis of the testimonies of each religion. This reflection will be linked to the historical development of the religious phenomenon, so that special attention is given to religions in diachrony, the basis for the perception of their own transformations in conceptual, moral and liturgical terms, as opposed to the idea of the immovability of religious constructions.

    The Master also aims to provide the necessary training for the management of diversity in multi-religious societies from the different spheres of state administration (local, autonomous and state), and from the elaboration of public policies, especially with regard to legislation and educational foundations.

    It is, therefore, two complementary and parallel itineraries, the first dedicated to the historical analysis of the religious phenomenon and the second to provide adequate tools for those who face the tasks of regulating or facilitating the coexistence of communities in a multi-religious society.

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    logotipos de las universidades colaboradoras del máster Interuniversitario en Ciencias de las religiones

    reasons to study master in Religious Sciences: History and Society


    This master's degree is offered entirely online, through a virtual platform provided by the Pablo Olavide University of Seville (UPO), coordinator of the master's degree. Students enrolled at UC3M are registered on the virtual platform by the UPO to follow the online classes. Classes are recorded at the time of their teaching, so there is also the possibility of seeing the classes online later if they could not be followed live. In addition, the exams, papers, and defenses of the final master's papers are carried out through the aforementioned platform on the dates established by the UPO.

    On the other hand, should there be sufficient demand to attend the UC3M in person, to follow the classes, there is the possibility of setting up a classroom on our Getafe Campus from where the classes would be followed.

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    The Masters degree has the collaboration of the following team of academics and professionals of the sector.

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      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process, please, read the following information:


      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 Antropología, Ciencias Políticas, Comunicación, Derecho, Filología, Filosofía, Humanidades, Historia, Historia del Arte, Información y Documentación, Sociología, Teología y Ciencias Eclesiásticas o Trabajo Social.

      Language requirements

      Check the general language requirements required to study a Master’s at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      students with foreign university degrees

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

      More information about Legalization of Foreign Documents.

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


      FEES *

      2022-2023 Academic year


      Reservation fee: 450€

      • it will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master’s, and deducted from the first tuition payment
      • the reservation fee will only be refunded if the master program is cancelled

      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 500/2019 (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 enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrolment you can choose between Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment 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 enrolment process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment.
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments.

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    General scholarships for official Master's Degree students for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • Application deadline: March 30 to May 12, 2022 at 24.00h, peninsular time, both inclusive.
      Application deadline extended until May 16, 2022. 
    • The application must be completed using the form accessible online through the Sede electrónica or at

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