Master’s Program in History, Politics and Religion at NBU

Students with a bachelor in Theology from Trivelius Institute, or another bachelor’s degree, can apply for this master’s program. The program is three semesters in length, of which the first semester is spent studying Theology at Trivelius Institute, the second semester studying History at NBU and the third semester studying in a field of your choice at NBU.

Students graduate with a Master’s degree in History, with specialization in one of three areas:  “Eras of transition“; „Religion in History“; and “Public and social policy – history and contemporary issues“. 

Specialty: History

Students receive their degree after defending their thesis or passing the state exam.

Graduates will be equipped to work in leadership positions or expert roles in state and municipality administrations, as experts in research centers, as teachers and school principals, or as chaplains or workers in the social services.

І semester: Theology (Trivelius institute)

II semester: History (NBU)

Courses: Classical heritage and the state in medieval Europe; Society, institutions and power; The history of social and economic theories; European cultural heritage - a comparative overview; The European dimension of modern political ideas in Bulgaria in the 19th-20th centuries; The evolution of the welfare state in Western Europe and North America in the 19th-20th centuries; The roots and practices of totalitarianism.

III semester: specialization of your choice at the New Bulgarian University.

Specialty: " Eras of transition "

Courses: Ancient science and culture in the Middle Ages; The Enlightenment and the creation of the modern world; The rule of law - principles and practice; The creation of the modern political status quo; Geopolitics and Diplomacy; The development of religious rights in Bulgaria; European parallels; Human Rights: Church and legal aspects

Specialty: "Religion in History"

Courses: The development of religious rights in Bulgaria; European parallels; Human Rights: Church and legal aspects; Islam in the Balkans; Religions and Communist regimes; The Bulgarian state and ethnic and religious communities; The clash of civilizations - myth or reality; Religion and national security; Historical anthropology; The Enlightenment and the creation of the modern world.

Specialty: "Public and social policy - history and contemporary issues"