Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Religion, Conflict and Globalisation

Institution
University of Groningen · University of Groningen
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree in Theology, Religious Studies, Arts (e.g. International Organizations, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy), Political Sciences or Social Sciences (e.g. Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology). Depending on your former study and courses a reading package will be provided. We assume that you are aware of the concepts and theoretical discussions outlined in this literature.

Students with another bachelor degree may be admitted via a bridging programme.

Months of entry

September

Course content

How are religion, conflict and peace related? How does globalization affect local religious traditions? How do religious and secular actors interact in local and global debates on migration and gender?

Looking around the world today, it is clear that religion plays a role in many of the major conflicts going on at various levels. Furthermore religion plays an important role in people's lives worldwide, and has become one of the major ways people connect with each other across the globe. However, the persistence and prominence of the role of religion in contemporary societies is still not sufficiently understood in academic research and in the work of policy-makers, NGO's and journalists.

This master's track addresses the pivotal place of religion in the dynamics of globalization and conflict that shape present-day societies. The programme is interdisciplinary, examining political, social, psychological and cultural dimensions. You will learn to:

investigate the consequences of globalization for religious practices and individual, ethnic and national identities

understand the relationship between religion, conflict and peace-building

analyse national and international conflicts, and learn how they are interwoven with religious interests and opinions

You can specialize in either conflict and peacebuilding, migration or gender.


Information for international students

The courses are taught in English. Immediately after arrival, international students will be allocated a mentor who will help them get to know the Faculty. For more information, see the webpage or contact our International Office: thrs.prospectives@rug.nl

Students with another bachelor degree may be A (English) language test is only important if you do not have a VWO-diploma. Minimum requirements: TOEFL 580 paper/237 computer/92 internet or IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 on each part)admitted via a bridging programme.

Fees and funding

International students
EU €2,006

Check our grantfinder for funding.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Kees van den Ende
Email
k.van.den.ende@rug.nl