Course Overview

Semester 1

Semester 1 ReD Global Courses
ReD Global TitleECTSStatusLocation
New historical methods for the study of Christian pluralism5CompulsoryUG*
The Construction of Religious Identities in Europe I:

The Greco-Roman World
10CompulsoryUG
Theories of Religion & Culture10CompulsoryUG
Growth and Expansion of Religious Identities I:

Religious Disputes in the Golden Age of Tolerance
5CompulsoryUG

UG = University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Semester 2

Semester 2 ReD Global Courses
ReD Global TitleECTSStatusLocation
Learning Progression Route (LPR) – Module I Winter School “Knowledge is not neutral”5CompulsoryUCO*
Knowledge Networks across Religious, Political & Cultural Communities:

  • The Andalusian Exception? Religious diversity and co-existence on the Iberian Peninsula 8th-15th centuries (UCO)

  • Sinners and Saints: revolutions in hagiography, narrative and what it means to be human (UC)
  • 10ElectiveUCO/UC
    The Construction of Religious Identities in Europe II:

  • Religious minorities in Europe, past and present (UCO)

  • Interreligious Dialogue and its limits in Late Antiquity and the Medieval world (UC)
  • 10ElectiveUCO/UC
    Growth and Expansion of Religious Identities II:

  • Migrations of knowledge and culture: The Greek legacy in the construction of Western European culture (UCO)

  • The Jesuits and religious controversies across cultures in a globalising world (UC)
  • 10ElectiveUCO/UC
    Learning Progression Route (LPR) – Module II (virtual) “Strength in Diversity”5CompulsoryUCO/UC

    UCO = Universidad de Córdoba, Spain; UC = Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

    * Between Semester 1 and 2 the Partnership organises the first module of the Learning Progression Route: “Effective Communication for a Religiously Diverse World”. This is a one-week Winter School organised at UCO

    * During Semester 2, LPR Module 2 is implemented regardless of the student’s location – virtually connecting ReD Global students with their peers at different (non-European) Partners

    * In Semester 2 students select two of the three courses offered by UCO and UC that semester. Each of the courses has a different local flavour. Students indicate their preference for a second semester hosts with their application; assignment of a 2nd semester host is part of the ReD Global admissions procedure.

    *Official course titles at UCO and UC may differ from the ReD Global course titles as presented here, because they are part of already existing accredited master’s programmes that lie at the basis of ReD Global.

    Semester 3

    Semester 3 ReD Global Courses
    ReD Global TitleECTSStatusLocation
    Learning Progression Route (LPR) – Module III (virtual) “Employability” 5Compulsory3rd semester location
    Research track: 25 ECTS courses at a Partner university. Students, in accordance with their academic interests, undertake courses at one of the ReD Global Partners (Europe or Latin America) who offer a 3rd semester profile. 25ElectiveReD Global Academic Partner
    Professional track:

  • 560-hour (3 months, full-time) internship, including written outputs, determined in consultation with internship provider (20 ECTS)

  • Final report from student, to be presented to the internship supervisors (5 ECTS)
  • 25Elective ReD Global Professional Partner

    * During Semester 2, LPR Module 3 is implemented regardless of the student’s location – virtually connecting ReD Global students with their peers at different (non-European) Partners

    * Students will have chosen for the Research or Professional Track mid-second semester

    Semester 4

    Semester 2 ReD Global Courses
    ReD Global TitleECTSStatusLocation
    Thesis: 25 ECTS research thesis of max. 30.000 words (all students) 25CompulsoryFlexible
    Research track: PhD proposal for submission to PhD program

    The PhD proposal should build on the research findings from the MA thesis
    5CompulsorySame as thesis
    Professional track: Policy paper/project proposal

    The policy paper/project proposal should build on the research findings from the MA thesis
    5CompulsorySame as thesis