MA programme Religion, Conflict and Globalisation
How does globalisation affects religious traditions and why does it seem that fundamentalism is growing? This programme teaches you to study religion in situations of conflict and peace building.
This programme addresses the pivotal role of religion in the dynamics of globalisation. It combines different social scientific approaches. You will examine the political, social, psychological and cultural dimensions of present-day societies.
You will investigate the consequences of globalization for religious practices and individual, ethnic and national identities. You will examine how religion itself is a globalizing force. In this context, you will learn to understand the relationship between religion, conflict and peace building. You will scrutinize national and international conflicts, and learn how they are interwoven with religious interests and opinions.
You will also examine the possibility to use religion to create identities and meaning. In this context, you will focus on both migrants and 'stay-at-homes'. You will connect recent theories and research with current developments.
Admission requirements - International students
- language test: TOEFL: 580 paper/237 computer/92 internet; IELTS: 6.5(not for native speakers)
- previous education: Bachelor degree in Theology, Religious Studies, Arts, Philosophy or Social Science. Students with another bachelor degree can be permitted via a bridging programme.
- written request: A letter of motivation to the admissions committee explaining the choice for this study programme (max. 1 page) is needed, just like to submit an overview of their bachelor programme and a Curriculum Vitae in OAS
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Last updated May 24, 2016