The MA is structured in two groups of modules: compulsory or core modules and optional ones.
The core modules include:
- a substantive, broad treatment of "Religion and Globalisation", which sets the agenda for the exploration of the theme, by highlighting theories, themes, and stimulating students to apply them to a concrete case of their choice.
- a methodological set of modules, which students can choose from, based on their strengths, their disciplinary background, or the nature of their dissertation topic.
The optional modules tier, is offered subject to availability, and seeks to offer students the possibility to deepen or broaden their knowledge and skills, by exploring thematic, disciplinary or more "technical" or practice-oriented issues implicated in the relationship between faith/religion and globalisation.
This tier is divided in two groups. The first one consists of modules which broadly address religion and global/international issues. The second group is made up of modules which deal with specific faith/religious traditions or themes of global/international relevance.
Students are required to choose at least one module from the first group and at least one relating directly to faith/religion from either group, in order to make sure both dimensions of religion and globalisation are comprehensively and adequately integrated in their choice of modules. Students will be offered careful guidance in this procedure.