Double Degree Track

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Our international Master's programme Religion in the Public Sphere offers the unique opportunity to participate in a double degree programme. On the so-called double degree track, participating students gain in-depth experience abroad and acquire a second Master's degree in addition to the degree from Leibniz Universität Hannover. We organise the double degree track together with the Department of Humanities at the University of Roma Tre (Rome, Italy) and The Study of Religions at the Institute for Historical and Contemporary Studies at Södertörn University (Stockholm, Sweden).

Applying for the Double Degree Track

Each year, up to five study places are available per partner university for which students of the Master's programme Religion in the Public Sphere can apply during the first Master's semester. The application deadline is 15 January each year. The following documents must be submitted to the selection committee:

  • Curriculum vitae in English (signed, with place and date)
  • Letter of motivation in English (approx. 500 words) stating which partner university you would like to attend and why
  • Copy of the certificate of the first degree (e.g. Bachelor) or, if applicable, a current excerpt from the transcript of records as well as a confirmation from the university that the Bachelor thesis has been registered
  • Current certificate of enrolment
  • Proof of English language proficiency at level C1 CEFR

Students applying for a place in the double degree track can also apply for an Erasmus scholarship for Università Roma Tre and Södertörn University.

Study Programme of the Double Degree Track

  • Information for Outgoings

    Students from Hannover on the double degree track spend the third semester either at the Università Roma Tre or at the Södertörns Högskola (Stockholm). There, they take courses in the respective Master's programmes amounting to 30 credit points (cp). Semesters 1, 2 and 4 are congruent with the study programme of the home track.

    Compulsory Modules

    Introductory Module (10 cp)

    Thematic Module I: Education and Research (10 cp)

    Thematic Module II: Politics and Law (10 cp)

    Module "Research and Debates (10 cp)

    Methods (10 LP)

    Thematic Module III: Society and Culture (10 cp)

    Window of Mobility (Study abroad according to the cooperation contract with Università Roma Tre (Italy) or Södertörn University (Sweden) (30 cp) Master Thesis (30 cp)
  • Information for Incomings

    Students from the Università Roma Tre and Södertörn (Stockholm, Sweden) usually come to us in the winter semester for at least one semester. They take courses here totalling at least 30 credits points. The following modules are offered in the winter semester:

    • Introductory Module
    • Thematic Module I: Education and Research
    • Thematic Module II: Politics and Law
    • Field Module


    With the exception of the field module, all modules consist of 2 courses, each worth 5 credit points. In the Field Module (10 cp), students from Rome and Stockholm are given the opportunity to develop and carry out their own research project under supervision.


Dr. phil. Carmen Becker
Exchange Coordinator
Appelstraße 11/11a
30167 Hannover
Appelstraße 11/11a
30167 Hannover