Religion, Conflict and Globalization

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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How are religion, conflict and peace related? How does globalization affect local religious traditions? How do religious and secular actors interact in local and global debates on migration and gender?

Looking around the world today, it is clear that religion plays a role in many of the major conflicts going on at various levels. Furthermore religion plays an important role in people's lives worldwide, and has become one of the major ways people connect with each other across the globe. However, the role of religion in contemporary societies is still not sufficiently understood in academic research and in the work of policy-makers, NGO's and journalists.

This master's track addresses the pivotal place of religion in the dynamics of globalization and conflict that shape present-day societies. The programme is interdisciplinary, examining political, social, psychological and cultural dimensions. You will learn to:

  • investigate the consequences of globalization for religion, migration, peace and conflict, and gender
  • examine how secular frames and identities are implicated in conflict involving religion
  • understand the relationship between religion, conflict and peace-building
  • analyse national and international conflicts, and learn how they are interwoven with religious interests and opinions

You can specialize in either conflict and peacebuilding, migration or gender.

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diplomaMA Theologie & Religiewetenschappen
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma
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Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

  • The combination of anthropology, sociology and political science is unique in the world.
  • Unique focus on the place of religion in a globalized world from an interdisciplinary

  • Relates latest research and theories to current developments.
  • Internships at embassies, ministry of foreign affairs, national and international NGO's.
  • Taught by leading experts with a world-class reputation at a Top 100 University
  • You can follow your own research interests.

Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Masterweek Groningen
Van 19 t/m 23 maart 2018 organiseren de faculteiten op verschillende dagen een mastervoorlichting op locatie. Aanmelden kan vanaf eind februari 2018.


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opbouwThe programme consists of two compulsory courses and three electives. Through these electives, you can specialize in either conflict and peacebuilding, migration or gender. For more information about the courses see:
You can also follow this track within the two-year Research Master's programme in Theology and Religious Studies. See:
The MA programme Religion, Conflict and Globalization consists of a compulsory introductory course (10 ECTS), a compulsory course unit on Research Methods (5 ECTS), three course units depending on your specialization (15 ECTS) and a thesis (20 ECTS). 10 ECTS are reserved for a practical placement.
Religion, Conflict and Globalization: a critital introduction
10 EC
Specialization Module
5 EC
Social Scientific Research Methods
5 EC
Elective 1
5 EC
Elective 2
5 EC
Placement stage
10 EC
Master Thesis onderzoek
20 EC


specialisatie Conflict and Peacebuilding

You will follow one specialization module: 'Religion, Violence and Conflict Transformation'.

In this module, you will learn to understand the relationship between religion, conflict and peace-building as well as acquire some skills in conflict transformation and peacebuilding.
The following themes and elements will be interrogated: the discourse and practice of peacebuilding and conflict transformation; the history and development of religious violence; religion and reconciliation; transitional justice and religion; fundamentalism and religious violence; women, religion and peacebuilding; religion, ritual and peacebuilding.
Case studies such as South Africa, Israel/Palestine, Zimbabwe, and Northern Ireland will be used to facilitate analyses.

Additionally, you will choose two out of five course units.

specialisatie Gender

You will follow one specialization module: 'Religion, Gender and Sexuality'.

In this module, you will analyze how religion and culture are implicated in the formation of gendered subjects and sexual identities through a discussion of anthropological and philosophical literature, as well as literature on intersectionality. You will learn to recognize current positions in debates on religion, sexuality and gendered embodiment and analyze how they are linked to social and political formations.

Additionally, you will choose two out of five course units.

specialisatie Migration

You will follow one specialization module: 'Migration, Culture and Religious Identity'.

In this module, you will learn to analyze the influence of processes of globalization on feelings of home and belonging among people with a migration background. The themes will be studied from psychological and anthropological perspectives. In your endpaper, you will apply the theoretical framework discussed in class to analyze a novel or memoir written by a diasporic author.

Additionally, you will choose two out of five course units.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet70% zelfstudie
20% theorie
10% praktijk
literature study, oral presentation, internship, research, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, workshop, group discussion, individual assignment, self study, seminar
Students will be able to:
  • Identify and analyze the interrelationships between global, national and local levels and processes as they affect religion and conflict.
  • Outline how cultural processes and the various levels of governance are interrelated concerning religion and conflict.
  • Translate academic insights into specific products to brief and/or advise policy-makers and politicians.
  • Examine how secular frames and identities are implicated in conflicts involving religion.
study abroad
We have various exchange contracts with universities both inside and outside Europe, enabling students to follow part of their degree programme at a foreign university. Another option is to take an internship or to do part of the research work abroad. For an overview of our exchange partners, see:
exchange programs
  • Aarhus Universitet Erasmus Uitwisselingsprogramma - Denemarken
  • Universität Bremen Erasmus Uitwisselingsprogramma - Duitsland
  • Ruhr Universität Bremen Erasmus Uitwisselingsprogramma - Duitsland
  • Universität Erfurt Erasmus Uitwisselingsprogramma - Duitsland
  • Göttingen Erasmus Uitwisselingsprogramma - Duitsland
  • Philipps-Universität Marburg Erasmus Uitwisselingsprogramma - Duitsland
  • Universität Münster Erasmus Uitwisselingsprogramma - Duitsland
  • University of Oslo Erasmus Uitwisselingsprogramma - Noorwegen
  • ITU - Istanbul Erasmus Uitwisselingsprogramma - Turkije
  • Princeton Theological Seminary PhD uitwisselingsprogramma - USA
    uitwisselingsverband PhD
study guidance
Master's students are expected to show a large degree of independence. If necessary you can make use of various forms of study supervision and study support. For example, you can contact a mentor or your study advisor. While writing your thesis, you will receive personal supervision from one of the lecturers.
Immediately after arrival, students who gained their Bachelor's degree at a different faculty or university as well as international students will be allocated a mentor who will help them get to know the Faculty. You can also go to the study advisor if you have doubts about your abilities or for whatever reason run the risk of study delay. You will receive intensive supervision while writing your thesis. The Master's programme includes a thesis seminar, where attention is paid to how to tackle writing a Master's thesis, and where the progress of the process is monitored closely. You will also receive structural supervision from the lecturer who is the specialist in the field of your thesis.

honours-/excellence program Master's Honours Programme:

Honours programme of the University (15 EC).

For students who have a Bachelor Honours degree and who have attended a University College or were actively involved in (student)organizations besides the regular master programme.

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend

A grade list of the marks of your bachelor's degree programme with an explanation of the followed courses.

A (English) language test is only important if you do not have a VWO-diploma. Minimum requirements: TOEFL 580 paper/237 computer/92 internet or IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 on each part)

Bachelor's degree in Theology, Religious Studies, Arts (e.g. International Organizations, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy), Political Sciences or Social Sciences (e.g. Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology). Depending on your former study and courses a reading package will be provided. We assume that you are aware of the concepts and theoretical discussions outlined in this literature.

Students with another bachelor's degree may be admitted via a bridging programme.

A letter of motivation to the admissions committee explaining the choice for this study programme (max. 1 page) is required, just like an overview of your bachelor programme, a Curriculum Vitae and a writing sample of an academic paper are part of the admissions procedure.

studie kosten
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bedrag kostenpost
€ 12000levensonderhoudper jaar
€ 740studiematerialenper jaar
€ 400visa/permitper jaar
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registration fee

estimated monthly costs

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303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
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aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Nikki Haze - The Netherlands
Looking at the world without a Eurocentric lens

After gaining my Bachelor's degree in History, I applied for admission to the Research Master's programme in Theology and Religious Studies. I chose to specialize in Religion, Conflict and Globalization because I wanted to study the role of religion in the contemporary world.

In this programme, you do not try to ‘prove’ the existence of religions, but rather focus on religions as phenomena that influence people’s lives, identities and behaviour. You are encouraged to observe the world from a non-Eurocentric perspective...
My fellow students have various backgrounds. This makes the discussions in class very interesting. I believe this Master’s programme not only helps you to expand your knowledge, but also transforms you personally.
My thesis focuses on the role of religion in international development programmes. Since Western Europe dominates international politics, the development agenda is highly secular, and local religious and cultural systems are often not taken seriously. In my thesis I look at religious NGOs, and inquire whether they bring something new to the table in this regard. After graduating, I would like to pursue a PhD degree in order to learn more about this topic. In the future, I hope either to work as an academic or to establish my own NGO, one that strives to serve the interests and goals of local communities, not those of politicians or big companies. 

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Nick Aleksiev - Bulgaria
Important to show the impact religion has on people's lives

I graduated from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. After my Bachelor's, I was wondering how to continue my education. I started browsing different European universities' websites in search of a Master's programme. The University of Groningen, one of the best educational institutions in the world, appealed to me.

I am interested in politics, social affairs and conflict resolution, so the programme ‘Religion, Conflict and Globalization’ was the perfect choice...
I think it is important to show the impact religion has on people’s lives. Perhaps religion could provide answers in some of the biggest debates, ironic though this may sound to some.
I like learning about different scholarly perspectives through the academic literature. The discussions in class are also beneficial and motivate students to formulate their ideas in a friendly environment. The most challenging parts for me are the assignments and the academic analysis. I find it challenging to conduct my own research, and I am learning every day. At first I found it difficult to reflect critically on the literature, especially since I did not have a religious background, but the lecturers are really good at helping us to develop our thinking.
I will do a placement at the Foreign Ministry in Sofia next year. In the future I hope to work with people. I like analysing a situation and being a buffer between two or more conflicting sides. At the moment I am looking at politics for my future career.
So far, my stay here has been quite an adventure. The Netherlands is a colourful and vibrant place with a multicultural atmosphere.

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Jessica Clark - UK
Encouraged to engage with current events

After I graduated from the University of Stirling, Scotland with a BA in Religious Studies and Journalism Studies, I chose to study Religion, Conflict and Globalization as I have always been fascinated with how religion plays a role within societies and cultures. I have been lucky enough to visit and live in many different countries, including India, Cambodia and Turkey and therefore, have experienced first-hand how religious traditions differ from country to country.

I wanted to explore this further by doing a master’s degree...
I also felt this assumption relates to the fear people have about the migration ‘crisis’ Europe is experiencing, with this fear particularly aimed towards Islam. I felt the Religion, Conflict and Globalisation programme would satisfy my interests as it explores the role of religion within the context of globalisation, conflict and peace, and migration.
I enjoy the fact this programme is interdisciplinary and that the classes are more like seminars as oppose to lectures. The weekly readings are thought-provoking and challenging and I gained a lot from the class discussions with my peers and lecturers. We are encouraged to engage with current events and apply academic theory to case studies which we have a personal interest in. This style of programme requires a lot of independent study and in turn, allowed me to gain confidence in my own research capabilities which prepared me for writing my thesis.
My master thesis researches Faith Based Organisations (FBO) within the local setting, paying specific attention to the religious narratives used by the Dutch FBO, theInternational Network of Local Initiatives with Asylum Seekers (INLIA) and how this – if at all – affects the day-to-day practices and decision making processes of the organisation. It explores how FBOs operate in assisting displaced persons and elaborates on current literature by applying theory to my personal experiences of working as an intern at INLIA.
I chose this topic because I was interested in the subject of migration and asylum and after securing an internship position with the Christian organisation INLIA, I was immediately interested in the role faith organisations play in the asylum process. I also wanted to explore the ways in which they differ from non-faith organisations in a post secular society.
As a city to study in, I cannot recommend Groningen enough. It is vibrant, welcoming, safe, and student friendly. Although relatively small, there is something for everyone, with many festivals happening throughout the year, as well as university events. I was sad to leave at the end of my 1 year programme and I would love to return to the Netherlands on a more permanent basis in the future.

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Thomas Ansell - UK
Sophisticated academic analysis made diverting and fun

I read Theology at the University of Durham in the UK for my Undergraduate Degree and following two years of working in the media industry in London I decided that I wanted to know more about the interplay of religious belief, modernity and theories of conflict- which has led me to study Religion, Conflict and Globalization here at the University of Groningen.

Religion is a very fluid concept, which almost always adapts to its contextual situation and so being taught its role within diverse modern societies and in relation to  theories of conflict, intersectionality, culture and peacemaking is incredibly important when hoping to develop a better understanding of the world.
The course is multi-faceted, drawing in influences from the social sciences, religious studies and political theory (and much, much more!). The course designers have worked incredibly hard to ensure that all the readings for classes are relevant, interesting and appropriate to the topic. Most pertinently, academic theories are applied to real-world case studies and many of the teaching staff in the department are leading experts in applying theory to practice. The Theology and Religious Studies Faculty at UG has a brilliant teaching style, where independent study is encouraged but expert advice and support is only a short e-mail, coffee or chat away!
Religion, Conflict and Globalization has a diverse range of focus topics; I chose ‘Religion, Violence and Conflict Transformation’ and have really enjoyed the mixture of topics- having had tasters of the other focusses (migration and gender) I can quite happily state that all of the focusses are equally interesting and well-taught.
The University has a focus on the real-world application of your degree programme and part of that is and internship. I hope to undertake my internship within Groningen and work with one of the Non-Governmental Organisations that have clustered around the exceptional university.
As a place to live and study in, Groningen is unmatched. It is vibrant, everyone is very friendly and there is a vast array of things to see and do. There is a festival, or university-led event nearly every weekend and I hope to extend my time in Groningen further than my 1-year programme. I cannot recommend my course highly enough to anyone who would like to gain a more sophisticated understanding of our highly interconnected world, develop their thoughts on religion in the public domain and experience life at a renowned university in a beautiful city.

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Carolien Lindeman - NL
afgestudeerd in 2012 werkzaam als freelance journalist and copywriter bij self employed
Understanding contemporary religious conflicts and society

As a future journalist I chose a specialization in Religion, Conflict and Globalization to enrich my knowledge about contemporary global conflicts. I also took a Master's in Journalism and wrote my thesis on the use of social media during the 2011 revolts in Egypt. However, it wasn't until I started my Master's programme in Religion, Conflict and Globalization that I gained a true understanding of the role and significance of social media in Egypt's revolts.

The many different case studies that come to the fore during this programme are what I liked best...
I learned to question and define the meaning of fundamentalism and studied different forms of fundamentalism. These ranged from Christian fundamentalism in the US, to Jewish fundamentalism in Israel, to terrorist attacks in Tokyo by a Japanese sect. Together, we discussed the role of religion in the public sphere and the effects of globalisation on the psyche, in a religious sense and otherwise.
The multiple angles from which my committed teachers taught about religion, be it anthropological, philosophical or psychological, opened my eyes to the many ways religion can be understood. The freedom I was then given to explore these in my own essays, allowed me to combine Religious Studies with my previous Master's in Journalism and Bachelor's in American Studies. This multi-faceted Master's is definitely intended for those not only interested in theoretical insights into religion but also into real-world reflections on contemporary society and religious conflicts.
I had placements at the Dutch newspaper Het Parool and the Dutch broadcasting news agency NOS. At the moment, I'm working as a freelance journalist and copywriter

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Assistant Professor Kim Knibbe
The role of religion in contemporary societies is still not sufficiently understood

Many disciplines do not explicitly address the role of religion in conflict, in the ways present-day societies are shaped, and in the ways people themselves shape their lives in a globalised world. This is puzzling but understandable given the dominance of the narrative of secularisation: social scientists long expected that the world would become less religious, following the example of Europe.

This is what we are trying to do in this MA programme.
Within this programme, I am involved in the course unit Global Dynamics and Local Cosmologies. This course unit is intended to give a broad background to the confrontation between different - religious and cultural - ways of ordering, perceiving and acting in the world that have taken place throughout history. We look at the confrontations between explorers and local populations, at the experience of colonialism, the globalisation of capitalism and our current, thoroughly globalised society. What has changed as a result of these confrontations and what remains the same? The Fundamentalism and Religious Violence course unit has a focus on more contemporary issues: what is fundamentalism and what are its causes? What are the consequences of labelling a certain group 'fundamentalist'? Is there something specific to religion that is connected with violence?
My own research in recent years has focused on a form of 'religious globalisation' radiating from Nigeria. Nigeria is one of the most religiously dynamic countries in the world, especially in the south where there are many Pentecostal churches that are very ambitious: they want to convert the whole world to Christianity. They use the most modern methods of evangelisation, media, and organisation. To many people, these kinds of churches form a gateway to a globalised, modern lifestyle. Several of these churches have established a presence in many different countries worldwide. The church I have been following has 'parishes' in most countries of the world, and is also present in the Netherlands.
In the Netherlands and Europe in general, religion and modernity are often thought to be antithetical - religion should be a private affair. This is very different from the way these Pentecostal churches see things. How do these opposing ways of viewing religion in relation to modernity interact and perhaps conflict, for example when it comes to gender and sexuality? That is what interests me.

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Assistant Professor Joram Tarusarira
Reconciliation is both a social and a political process

The links between religion and conflict, peace and reconciliation in pre-modern and modern times are undisputed. However, recent religiously articulated violence and conflict both locally and globally has added another layer of complexity to the role of religion in the public sphere. Although religious motifs can be used to promote peace, religion can also be used to justify conflict and violence.

You will study how religion around the world influences people’s lives and connects them. Our teaching philosophy allows you to study and to conduct high level research that has a practical impact in the public domain. 
I am the Coordinator of this track and am responsible for the Thesis seminars and Methodology clinics. I teach the course unit ‘Religion, Violence and Conflict Transformation’. This course unit examines the discourse and practice of peacebuilding and conflict transformation. We will address topics such as the history and development of religiously articulated violence and religious peacebuilding, religion and reconciliation, transitional justice and religion, religion and conflict,  fundamentalism and religious violence,  women, religion and peacebuilding, and religion, ritual and peacebuilding.                          
My own research is conducted where religion, conflict, politics, peace and reconciliation intersect. It’s very important for me to conduct research that has a practical influence in the public sphere. A specific example of the practical application of my studies and research into reconciliation and transitional justice is my work as a consultant for various civic organizations in Zimbabwe. I’ve given workshops on peace, recovery and reconciliation, following two decades of political conflict, and have developed policy documents on these themes. I consider transitional justice to be part of the reconciliation process because I believe that reconciliation is both a social and a political process. So if you talk about reconciliation, you need to include events from the past and administer both retributive and restorative justice. My teaching is research driven, so students benefit from my past, present and on-going work.

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If you want to become a teacher of religion in secondary education you can additionally follow the Educational Master's programme.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

With your degree, you can advise or write policy documents on different subjects, such as, developmental assistance or multicultural society. You could work for the government, in business or at an NGO. You may also work in the media or as a teacher of religion in secondary education.

If you want to pursue an academic career, you can follow this track as a specialization within the Research Master's programme.

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Potentiële beroepen

  • consulting & policy
    In a globalizing world, national and international conflicts are farreaching.There is a need for experts who can explain and help solve these conflicts. With your degree, you can advise or write policy documents on different subjects, such as developmental assistance or multicultural society. You could work for the government, in business or at an NGO. More specifically, this could mean working for the think-tank of a political party, for the Netherlands Institute for Social Research or for the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael.
  • education
    You will have enough knowledge of the subject to teach Religious Studies and Philosophy or Social Studies in secondary education. You could also opt for a position in higher vocational education. As you also need didactic skills as a teacher, it is advisable to do a Master's in Education after you have completed your regular Master's programme.
  • media & journalism
    Religion is in the news every day, often in a negative way, from terrorism to integration issues. With your expertise in the field of religion and conflict, you can intensify the debate in society and, where necessary, add some nuance to the picture. You can put your knowledge into practice as an editor at a publishing company, a broadcasting company, a newspaper or a current affairs magazine.
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