MA Faith and Globalisation
Durham University offered an exciting taught MA in Faith and Globalisation, through its School of Government and International Affairs and Department of Theology and Religion, with participation of staff from several other departments, across the Faculties of Social Sciences & Health and Arts & Humanities. Unfortunately the programme will be withdrawn from September 2013.
Durham thus joined its expertise on Christian theology and ethics and religious studies, on the one hand, and on Islamic and international studies, on the other, to form the basis for an interdisciplinary approach to that theme. The main focus has been on the public engagement and the cultural impact of religious actors (groups, movements, and organisations) on a range of issues of global relevance whether domestically or transnationally. Such an approach explored topics such as identity and culture, politics and governance, economics and finance, science and technology.
The MA in Faith and Globalisation seeked to address these issues from a research-led perspective, offering students a range of learning and teaching methods and a supportive environment for interaction and independent thinking.
Programme Director: Dr. Joanildo Burity