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Master in Religion, Society and Global Issues (M.Phil)


Course Description

This programme gives knowledge of various relationships between religion and society in an increasingly global and multicultural world. The study programme is based on courses in the 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. This involves courses within: • Ethics • Sociology of religion • Intercultural communication • Diaconia The programme provides opportunities to specialize according to the students’ own interests. The programme is interreligious in its orientation. Future positions This 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. The study programme is based on courses in the 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. This involves courses within: • Ethics • Sociology of religion • Intercultural communication • Diaconia The programme provides opportunities to specialize according to the students’ own interests. The programme is interreligious in its orientation. Future positions This 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.

Visit the Master in Religion, Society and Global Issues (M.Phil) page on the MF Norwegian School of Theology website for more details!

Entry Requirements

- A bachelor degree or equivalent education- A group of 80 ECTS within the social sciences or religious studies/theology, of which at least 20 ECTS are a concentration- At least 20 ECTS within religious studies/theology for students with a background in the social sciences, and at least 20 ECTS within the social sciences for students with a background in religious studies/theology.Appliation deadline. February 1st

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