Religion, Culture and Society

University of Stavanger

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News media often cover religion with a focus on conflict, whereas cooperation between religious and worldview groups receives less attention. This master in religious studies offers an opportunity to dig deeper into processes of religious change in the present society.

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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’.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Courses from VID
  • Religion and Representation

  • Religion, Identity and Belonging

  • Religion and Climate Change

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Start dates & application deadlines

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Applicants with foreign education: Deadline 1 March


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
53 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor´s degree, which includes at least 80 ECTS credits in religion related topics is required. 30 of the 80 ECTS credits must be at advanced level.

Tuition Fee

All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 740 ($83) per semester.


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