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Religious Studies

Fribourg profile

Apart from general religio-sociological issues, the research and teaching of Fribourg Religious Studies focuses on the fields of religion, politics, law and education; new religious and ideological movements and communities; and the relationship between religion and media and religion and natural sciences. We are specialised in the diversity of religions in Europe and employ a contemporary, sociological approach to explore this religious pluralism.

Thesis projects are possible in these fields. In addition to individual supervision, doctoral students receive intensive support in an advanced seminar (in German) and doctoral schools (in French).

Professors who are eligible to supervise theses

  • Prof. Oliver Krüger

Areas of specialisation:
See above

  • Prof. François Gauthier

Areas of specialisation:
See above

Studies organisation

Structure of studies

No ECTS credits can be earned.

Doctoral school



In order to be admitted to a doctorate the candidate must have been awarded an academic bachelor's and master's degree or an equivalent qualification from a university recognised by the University of Fribourg.

Before applying for a doctorate the candidate must contact a professor who would be willing to supervise the thesis work.

There is no general right to be admitted to a doctorate.

The respective conditions of admission for each doctoral study programme are reserved.