Global Studies

The Master's Program provides students with awareness, insights and tools essential in diverse cultural relations and multicultural settings in Norway and abroad. At the end of the program the students should have developed a professional appreciation of international and intercultural challenges in a world experiencing various effects of ongoing globalization. The students may develop intercultural interaction skills and personal cultural sensitivity that will help them be employed in a variety of multicultural settings. International fieldwork, internships and dialogue with organizations and corporations during the studies will enhance the chance for future employment. The multicultural field is expanding in Norway, and students with a Master's Degree in Global Studies will also have opportunities as teachers of different subjects requiring professional global competence.

The objective of the study is to enhance the professional competence (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of students preparing for careers which involve significant international and/or intercultural contact through professional education and research with particular reference to theology, religious studies and intercultural communication. The study can also give students who have already been involved in international or intercultural careers an opportunity to reflect more systematically on their global experience in a scientific and methodological way leading to the attainment of academic credits for their life experiences.

Application deadline March 1.
Formal prerequisites To be admitted to the Master's degree program candidates must have:

Completed a bachelor's degree, a three-year program in which there is a major; i.e. 80-ECTS credit group, from a recognised institution of higher education, or achieved an equivalent educational basis approved by the MHS Faculty. The major must be from following subjects: Christian Studies, Religious Studies, Intercultural Communications. The student must maintain a minimum C- grade or equivalent in the 80-credit group. Also a three-year bachelor's degree in theology gives admission.
International students should note that: All students whose first language is not English or who have not completed the major bulk of their schooling in English, can enter MHS by submitting their transcripts, meeting the academic requirements and doing the following: Proof of English language competency may be shown by completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Results should be sent directly to MHS. Information concerning TOEFL may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service, Box 899, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 08540. A minimum TOEFL score of 500 or a minimum IELTS score of 5.0 is normally required.
Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master degree
City Stavanger
Credits 120 ECTS credits
Language of teaching English
share