In addition to 16 credits on disciplinary approaches, and 16 credits on studies of great religious traditions, the core curriculum emphasises the comparative approaches that are at the heart of the Master's programme, between religions on the one hand (12 credits) and between disciplines on the other hand (12 credits). In these different approaches, seminar work (18 credits) collectively integrates the students around personal contributions and also around their own "dissertation" research. These seminars enable students to master the epistemological and methodological foundations of the Louvain approach to religious studies.
The programme is complemented by free choice courses and a professionalization seminar allowing students to interact with social actors involved in religious issues and to build cooperative projects that enhances their research and their skills. Particular attention is paid to religious issues related to responsibility in the city (citizenship) and in the world (transition).
The individual programme of each student depends on her former curriculum and her optional choice as regards with religion thematics and/or disciplinary approaches; A large number of varied optional courses is offered to meet the interests of each student. The Master programme requires completing a minimum of 120 credits distributed over two years, corresponding to 60 credits each one.
For a programme-type, and regardless of the focus, options/or elective courses selected, this master will carry a minimum of 120 credits divided over two annual units, corresponding to 60 credits each.