This programme addresses the pivotal role of religion in the dynamics of globalisation. It combines different social scientific approaches. You will examine the political, social, psychological and cultural dimensions of present-day societies.
You will investigate the consequences of globalisation for religious practices and individual, ethnic and national identities. You will examine how religion itself is a globalising force. In this context, you will learn to understand the relationship between religion, conflict and peace building. You will analyse national and international conflicts, and learn how they are interwoven with religious interests and opinions.
You will also examine the possibility of using religion to create identities and meaning. In this context, you will focus on both migrants and 'stay-at-homes'. You will connect recent theories and research with current developments.
With your degree, you can advise or write policy documents on different subjects, such as, developmental assistance or multicultural society. You could work for the government, in business or at an NGO. You may also work in the media or as a teacher of religion in secondary education. Would you like to stay in academia, you can choose to apply for a place on the Research Master after your regular Master's programme. You can complete this two-year programme in one year.