Religious studies is a human science that deals with the religions, cults, rituals and mythologies of the entire world. It studies religion as a specific phenomenon inherent in humanity at all stages of development. Religious studies examines religion as a historical, cultural, social and psychological reality. This discipline is not related to theology; it deals with the religions of the whole world equally and compares them with each other. For religious studies, religion is an object of substantive scientific inquiry. This investigation has, on the one hand, a theoretical-historical dimension, in which sacred texts and records are primarily examined, and, on the other hand, an empirical-anthropological dimension, in which religious manifestations are studied directly in the field.
The study of religious studies includes a rigorous study of the history of world religions, as well as the archaeology of religion, the philosophy of religion, the geography of religion, the anthropology of religion, religious symbolism, religious folklore, etc.
After the first three years of study, students have an opportunity to specialise in a chosen subject or a chosen religious system. Each year they take part in a field placement and have the opportunity to take an active part in the professional activities of the department.
Graduates of Religious Studies can find employment in various fields of science, in museums, in education, in state administration and in various cultural institutions.
ENTRANCE EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants will be admitted to the Religious Studies study programme on the basis of a general aptitude test as part of the National Comparative Exam, which is provided by www.scio.cz, s. r. o.