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Understanding World Religions

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-14858
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

About

The World Religion Paradigm is a long-lived and conventional starting point for discussing the world?s religions. Usually, the term refers to five religions, the so-called big five: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The course addresses the emergence of the World Religions Paradigm and its consequences for the study of religion. Emphasis is put on contemporary criticism of the concept and introduces new approaches that aim at overcoming the problems aligned with established ways of conceptualizing and studying religions.

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.