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Religious Fundamentalism and Violent Extremism

Course
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-14854
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

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Study pace
50%
Time
Mixed time
Location
Location independent
Study form
Distance
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-14855
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application closed

About

How are certain forms of religious conviction able to motivate violent extremism? Which social and psychological factors underpin religiously motivated acts of violence? The course deals with what has been termed religious fundamentalism and violent extremism as well as its different global expressions.

The course takes its departure in contemporary research on religious fundamentalism and violent extremism. The history and effects of fundamentalism from the 1900s up until the present day provide a background for the various examples brought up during the course.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

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.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.