Teaching method

Interdisciplinarity is at the very heart of the programme, where religions are always thought of in direct association with philosophy, socio-anthropology, psychology, law and theology.
The core course activities provide an introduction to methodology in each of the main disciplines covered by the term 'sciences des religions', the chance to learn a pluridisciplinary method of analysis of religious facts in seminars led by a team of teachers, which are themselves pluridisciplinary. By anchoring religious questions in highly contemporary problems, the course allows students to conduct case studies, and approach issues on a problem-by-problem basis, which involves combining varied types of knowledge and skills, etc.
In the part of the programme dedicated to free choice courses, the student can focus on some disciplines and religions, in order to gain strong expertise in the field as well as the standard of knowledge and skills required to consider embarking on doctoral research.
This Master's programme is unique in French-speaking Belgium in its capacity to bring together the various strands of human sciences in its approach to the religious phenomenon, less in its historical dimension (which, of course, is not excluded) than in the crucial questions that it currently puts to western society. The legal part of the programme in particular provides an approach which is as fundamental as it is innovative.