The School of Mission and Theology (MHS) offers a Master's Program in Global Studies. It is a two-year intensive academic course of study, 120 ECTS credits.
With specialisation in Religious Studies, Christian Studies or Study of Cultures and Intercultural Communication.
The Master's Program provides students with awareness, insights and tools essential for understanding diverse cultural relations and multicultural settings in Norway, and globally. At the end of the program the students should have developed a professional appreciation of the international and intercultural challenges that affect our globalised world. The course will allow the students to develop intercultural interaction skills and personal cultural sensitivity, useful for employment in a variety of multicultural settings. International field work, internships and dialogue with organisations and businesses during the studies will enhance the possibilities for future employment. The multicultural field is expanding in Norway, and students with a Master's Degree in Global Studies will also have opportunities as teachers of different subjects requiring professional global competence.
The objective of the study is to enhance the professional competence (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of students preparing for careers that involve significant international and/or intercultural contact through professional education and research with particular reference to theology, religious studies, and intercultural communication. The study can also give students who already have been involved in international or intercultural careers an opportunity to reflect more systematically on their global experience in a scientific and methodological way, leading to the attainment of academic credits for their life experiences.
All lectures are given in English. The thesis may be written in English or Norwegian (Scandinavian).
This school offers programs in:
To be admitted to the Master's degree program the candidate must have:
A Bachelor's degree, a three-year program in which there is a major; i.e. 80-ECTS credit group, from a recognised institution of higher education, or achieved an equivalent educational basis approved by the MHS Faculty. The degree must be within one of the following fields: Bachelor in Religion and Intercultural Communications Bachelor in Theology Bachelor in Christian studies Bachelor in Social sciences or Humanities An equivalent education.
Regarding no 4 and 5, there is an additional requirement: the degree must consist of topics that prepare the student in a relevant way for the MGS program. The student must maintain a C-grade as a minimum or equivalent in the 80-credit group
Proof of English language competency:
All students whose first language is not English must prove their English language competency by completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or by holding a passing grade from a Norwegian Upper Secondary School (videregående skole). Results should be sent directly to MHS. The MHS institution code for forwarding TOEFL test reports is B464.
In some circumstances we will accept test results from other methods of examination. If you have completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you maybe eligible for an English language exemption.
Last updated March 28, 2017