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Yoga: Historical and Critical Perspectives

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: RT2416
Autumn 2020
50% Day Distance
Period: 3 November 2020 - 17 January 2021
Comments: Course literature is not provided online. Students are expected either to purchase or to borrow course texts before the course begins. Online teaching occurs at fixed times during the day. Students are expected to connect to the teaching during these times.
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

Yoga and meditation are today commonly used elements within the fields of religion and personal development as well as health and wellness. The course deals with research on yoga and meditation both through theories and themes, and through analyses of concrete traditions. By highlighting both historical roots and contemporary developments the course aims at giving an overview of the development of yoga from a culture-specific to a global phenomenon. The focus lays on traditions originating in South Asia, such as Hinduism and Buddhism, but comparisons are made with other religions such as Christianity.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Bachelor s degree or University studies equal to a Bachelor s degree, including an approved Bachelor thesis of at least 15 credits. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 5/English A from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Kristina Svensson +46 31 786 4519


Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6

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Utskriftsdatum: 2020-08-10