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Religion and Power in India in collaboration with Kulturstudier

Religion and Power in Nepal (in collaboration with Kulturstudier)

The programme incorporates perspectives from anthropology and religious studies.

The objective of the program is to give students an understanding of substantive issues related to the relationship between religion and politics.

More about aims and contents.

The academic semester programme (30 ECTS-credits) is composed of two courses: 

1. Anthropology: Religion and Power (10 ECTS)

The course in social anthropology offers an overview of enduring anthropological fields of interests, such as religion and ritual, political structures and the dynamics of power, kinship, gender, ethnicity, ecology, economy, sociocultural change, and research practices and methodology. The curriculum is composed of a textbook introducing the general anthropological perspectives, which are exemplified by a selection of ethnographic monographs, providing in-depth analyses of human experience under different social and cultural circumstances. 

2. Religion, Society and Power in South Asia (20 ECTS)

The course provides knowledge of religious diversity and pluralism in the South Asian region, in a contemporary and historical perspective. The interplay between different religious traditions and their reciprocal influence in shaping the region will be a key concern. Emphasis is also put on religious diversity in Nepal and on the relationship between religion and politics in the modern Nepalese state. The goal is to enable analytical reflection on religious pluralism as a phenomenon.


One-year programme: One semester studying Religion and Power can be combined with Peace- and Conflict studies at the same location the following semester. There are also combination possibilities with other courses offered by Kulturstudier.

Bachelor's degree: All courses offered by Kulturstudier lead to credits that can be included in a bachelor's degree at university or university college level.

Read more on the web pages of Kulturstudier



Application deadline

Biannual admission.

Will not be offered 2018/2019.

Admission requirements

General university and college admissions certification/ total qualifications.

Programme information


Religion and Power Autumn 30 1 semester Pokhara, Nepal English

Semester fee: 600 NOK

Programme fee: Please see the web pages of Kulturstudier, www.kulturstudier.com

More about the programme

You can get more information about being a HiOA student at student.hioa.no.

Contact us

Academic coordinator: Sissel Egden

Administrative coordinator: Kulturstudier

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