MA programme Religion, Conflict and Globalisation

University of Groningen

Program Description

MA programme Religion, Conflict and Globalisation

University of Groningen

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
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 22, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
2,006 EUR
Information
Deadline
May 1, 2017
Start date Sept. 2017
Place
Netherlands Groningen
Application deadline May 1, 2017
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 2,006 EUR
- EU, 11.400 EUR. - non-EU per year