Graduate Program for Religious Studies


Graduate Program for Religious Studies

(Code: 010107 Degree conferred: Master of Philosophy)


I Objectives

The objectives of this discipline are as follows:

(1) To develop a rigorous attitude toward research and foster a truth-seeking academic atmosphere;

(2) To be familiar with the basic theories and contemporary development of religious studies, have a solid foundation of religious philosophy and a wide range of knowledge;

(3) To cultivate strong abilities of doing scientific research and making innovations and able to make creative achievements in the field of religion;

(4) To be proficient in one or two foreign languages, and excellent in listening, speaking, reading, writing and translating.


II Main Research Orientations

1. Christian Religion Research

2. Philosophy of Christianity

3. History of Christianity

4. Phenomenology of Religion


III Duration

Duration of full-time academic Master: 3 years


IV Credits

Total credits:≥36, degree course credits:≥24, research credits:≥12.

V Curriculum and Credits

Degree course

Marxism and Social Science Methodology

Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and Practice Research

First Foreign Language (English)

Humanities/science & engineering/others

Research on Marxist Philosophy (international course)

Research on Western Philosophy (international course)

Research on Chinese Philosophy (international course)

Research on Hermeneutics (international course)

Research on Philosophy of Christianity (international course)

Research on Religious Studies

Selected Readings in Original Works of Hermeneutics (international course)

History of Christian Thoughts

History of Western Philosophy

History of Chinese Philosophy

Introduction to Logic


Note: Students without studying philosophy at undergraduate stage must choose three non-degree courses. Only those attending all the classes and passing the examinations can apply for graduation thesis defense, or defense will be impossible.


VI Research and Dissertation

Execute the rules by HUST