Religion plays a significant role in societies globally, but the religious landscape is changing. Art and popular culture is full of references to religion and mythology and often public debate addresses issues like ‘identity’ and ‘cultural heritage’.
The master in religion, culture and society addresses the content and function that religion and worldview has today both socially and culturally, in research and in the lives of human beings. This both gives a broad overview and in-depth knowledge about global, national and local perspectives.
The master includes common courses yielding 60 ECTS credits, as well as an individual thesis of 60 ECTS credits. The common courses address power, migration and global developments that influence and are influenced by religion, and discuss religion and values in work life. Courses also investigate religion and art, popular culture, education, identity and climate change as well as theory of science and methodology.
Each student is required to write an individual thesis based on the content of the courses as well as their individual interests. The research questions, theoretical perspectives and methods are chosen in cooperation with supervisors. Knowledge and skills are developed together with teachers and other students.
The master study also forms an integrated part of a full teacher-training programme for secondary and upper secondary school, which can be applied for separately.