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The Department of Religious Studies started in 2005 with the BA Religious Studies programme. In the 2008/2009 academic year, the Department introduced the MA and MPhil Religious Studies programmes. The PhD Religious Studies programme was introduced in 2014. The various programmes advance knowledge in religions to produce graduates that foster inter-religious dialogue for peaceful co-existence in society and the socio-economic development of Ghana and Africa. The programme has three main options: Christianity, Islam and African Traditional Religion. Students graduate with a degree in Religious Studies in one of the options above. 

Rev. Fr. Dr John Kwaku Opoku is currently the Head of the DepartmentHe is a senior lecturer with a BA in the Study of Religion and Sociology (Legon, Ghana); MA in Intercultural Theology from Radboud Universiteit (Nijmegen); Master of Bioethics from the Medical Colleges of Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), and the Universities of Basel and Padova (Switzerland and Italy); and a PhD in Theology (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen). 


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