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Modern Guru Movements

Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)


The last decades have seen a number of gurus establish transnational
movements with networks of followers in large parts of the world. The
global approach many of these spiritual leaders take on brings
interesting questions concerning the tension between tradition and
innovation within religious movements. Larger perspectives in the form
of globalization processes will be discussed alongside case studies of
individual movements.

Prerequisites and selection


Bachelor’s degree or University studies equal to a Bachelor’s degree, including an approved Bachelor thesis of at least 15 credits. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 5/English A from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.