A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.
Religious studies will often focus on Judaism, Islam, Christianity and Buddhism. Students may develop a deeper understanding of each one, as well as how they have affected social movements, literature, wars, culture and the arts.
Norway (Norge) is the westernmost, northernmost — and in fact the easternmost — of the three Scandinavian countries. Norway is well known for its amazing and varied scenery. The fjords in the west of the country are long narrow inlets, flanked on either side by tall mountains where the sea penetrates far inland. The ultimate responsibility for the education lies with the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.
Top Master Programs in Religious Studies in Norway 2018
This Master’s programme aims at providing insights into various relationships between religion and society in an increasingly global and multicultural world. [+]
The programme is based on courses in social sciences and religious studies. An essential part of the programme is to give insight into the different ways by which religion is shaped by various local and regional social conditions. It aims at giving a more profound understanding of the relationship between religion and society in a global perspective and includes courses in:ethics sociology of religion intercultural communication human rights, conflict and reconciliation Career opportunities The programme provides education for positions in the field of research and education. Furthermore it qualifies for jobs in institutions and organizations where knowledge of religion in an international and global perspective is required. It is also relevant for positions of leadership within the public and private sector. Admission requrementsA BA or equivalent degree in Theology, Social Science, Religious Studies or related fields. The study presupposes insights into one or more of the world religions and basic competence within religious studies. Grade average equivalent to Norwegian C level. Qualification Master of Philosophy Religion, Society and Global Issues More information The Master´s programme aims at providing education for positions within research and education, as well as within Norwegian and international institutions and organizations, where knowledge of religion in an international and global perspective is required. It is also relevant for positions of leadership within the public and private sector. The Master´s degree qualifies for further studies on a doctoral level. ... [-]
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Religion and History in the Pre-Modern World:Encounter and Conflict [+]
Language of Instruction: English
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Religion and History in the Pre-Modern World: Encounter and Conflict
Why is Jerusalem still such a contested place? What are the reasons for the systematic destruction by the Islamic State (IS) of the cultural heritage of the past? Why do sacred texts produced centuries ago continue to shape the lives of people today? How are they used and abused? Why does the sword sometimes replace the word in religious matters? How did religious groups, ideas and artefacts travel from one continent to another and how did that migration transform them? In other words, how did religious conflicts and encounters shape the modern world and why do they still matter today?... [-]