Welcome to the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Basel
Religious studies is a subject of cultural and social studies. It describes religion with scientific distance and compares its cultural and social as well as its communicative, media and aesthetic aspects.
In Basel, religious studies has a special focus on European religious history, cultural studies theory of religion, contemporary religious history and religious economics.
We are in close contact with the Faculty of Theology, the Jewish Studies and the Department of Religion, Economics and Politics.