Master of Arts Ecumenical Studies

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
City: Bonn
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey with our Master of Arts in Ecumenical Studies, an international and interdisciplinary program designed for students from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. Whether you opt for the standard two-semester program or the extended four-semester option, you’ll delve deep into the rich tapestry of ecumenism, exploring its historical underpinnings and theological nuances.

Our program is not just about academic pursuit; it’s about fostering meaningful dialogue and forging connections across religious divides, contributing to the ever-growing interfaith discourse and the evolving relationship between church and society.


Our curriculum is meticulously crafted to embrace the diversity within Christianity and beyond, encompassing various Christianities, (extra-)European churches, and theological perspectives. Through rigorous academic inquiry, students develop a keen understanding of the types of unity sought among churches and within Christianity, as well as the principles of peaceful coexistence among religions.

Equipped with robust methodological and analytical skills, our graduates are prepared to tackle complex research questions and drive positive change in diverse professional settings. At the heart of our program lies a commitment to open dialogue and mutual respect, fostering an inclusive learning environment where students from different backgrounds thrive.

Admission Requirements

  • University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline (minimum 240 ECTS credits)
  • English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)
  • Modules from the field of ecumenical studies or comparable knowledge (at least 12 ECTS credits)
  • Applicants from outside Germany or another EU country must pass the aptitude test for university studies.
  • Ecumenical History
  • Theology of Ecumenism
  • Interfaith Dialogue
  • Comparative Religious Studies
  • Research Methods in Ecumenical Studies
  • Elective Courses
  • Master’s Thesis

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Future Career Outcomes

Our alumni have carved out successful careers in a variety of fields, from spearheading ecumenical initiatives to shaping public discourse on religion through journalism and academia. As the demand for professionals well-versed in ecumenical studies continues to grow, our program ensures that graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in an ever-evolving global landscape. By fostering critical thinking, cross-cultural understanding, and a commitment to dialogue, we empower our students to make meaningful contributions to society.

Visa Requirements:

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