MA Religion in Contemporary Society: Public Issues - Global Perspectives provides advanced knowledge of the interplay between religions as cultural and historical phenomena and contemporary societal processes.
MA Religion in Contemporary Society: Public Issues - Global Perspectives provides advanced knowledge of the interplay between religions as cultural and historical phenomena and contemporary societal processes. The programme is interdisciplinary, with an emphasis on social science perspectives.
As a student, you will meet questions such as:
- How and why does religion mobilize in political conflicts today?
- What is “religion”? Is it a useful term?
- How are global changes expressed in local religious practices?
- What is the best way to understand those who feel as if they belong to religious traditions they neither believe in, nor are active in?
Students on this programme will acquire tools to understand and interpret relevant social processes and challenges that shape, and are shaped by, religious traditions and practices. The programme provides both analytical skills and practical skills to study and discuss religion using social scientific methods.
The programme is taught in English. All written assignments, including the exam and master’s thesis, can also be written in Norwegian or other Scandinavian languages
- Bachelor's degree
- A combination of relevant social sciences and religious studies: A minimum of 80 ECTS credits including specialisation in one subject area, and a minimum of 20 ECTS credits in the other subject area
- A minimum average grade of C in the specialisation subject area
International students must document necessary English language competencies according to MF’s requirements.
Application deadline: June 1 st
Application deadline for non-EU citizenship: February 1st
The programme is relevant for work where there is a demand for knowledge about the interplay between religion and society, and about how religion shapes and is shaped by contemporary social processes and societal challenges. The programme is relevant for positions in Norwegian and international institutions and organisations within the public, private and voluntary sectors.
The programme qualifies students for positions within research and education, including further studies at the PhD level.