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Yoga: Historical and Critical Perspectives

Course
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Location independent
Study form
Distance
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-14867
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.

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About

Yoga and meditation are today commonly used elements within the fields of religion and personal development as well as health and wellness. The course deals with research on yoga and meditation both through theories and themes, and through analyses of concrete traditions. By highlighting both historical roots and contemporary developments the course aims at giving an overview of the development of yoga from a culture-specific to a global phenomenon. The focus lays on traditions originating in South Asia, such as Hinduism and Buddhism, but comparisons are made with other religions such as Christianity.

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.