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This master's programme was started in response to the growing salience of the interaction of society, law and religion in our multi-religious and yet highly secularised global world.
The Master of Society, Law and Religion provides a unique introduction to the strategic area of society, law and religion and brings you in contact with outstanding international experts in the field.
What is the Master of Society, Law and Religion all about?
The programme aims at enabling students to gain a solid and critical knowledge on key issues such as the place of religion in the public sphere, the debate on secularism, the role of the State vis-à-vis religion, church and relationships, human rights and religion, European and international law and religion, and domestic and international politics of religious freedom. Taught at the Faculty of Canon Law, the programme is particularly sensitive to the autonomy of religions, religious self-government, and religious laws.
While all students receive a basic training in the law of the Roman Catholic Church, the programme embraces the law of other christian communities, and includes classes in Islamic law.
The programme can be taken as a self-standing programme or as a gateway to the Master of Canon Law. This initial master's program can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. In order to facilitate students wishing combine education with employment or social engagement, the programme allows for distance learning and spreading of examinations. The large choice of subjects from different faculties enables students to tailor their educational experience, to their interests, needs and projects.
Assets: enriching environment, condensed teaching and internationally renowned staff
Students who chose to follow the programme on-site in Leuven benefit from the university's enriching environment as well the resources of the faculties of Canon Law, Law and Theology and Religious Studies.
"Concentrated teaching weeks" are organised once every semester and are an excellent opportunity to build a community of international experts while getting acquainted with international visiting professors.
The programme provides an interdisciplinary education and its teaching staff are drawn from law, social sciences and religious studies.
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Notes about fees for this course
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