Taught course

Religion and Society

Institution
Durham University · Department of Theology and Religion
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement is a BA (Honours) degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent, for example, a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale) in Theology, Religious Studies or a related discipline.

The three principal exceptions to this rule are as follows:

  • graduates of anthropology, sociology, psychology and other related programmes
  • Graduates of other disciplines who have studied at undergraduate or equivalent level in one or more of the areas in which they hope to work, through their first degrees, through training for the ministry of the churches, and so on
  • Students from overseas universities who have successfully reached a point in their theological studies comparable with completion of a British BA at the standard noted above - for example, on the German model, passing the Zwischenprüfung or Kolloquium and two semesters at the Hauptseminar level.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This course looks at religion from anthropological and sociological perspectives. Durham has particular strengths in the study of Mormonism, death, dying and disposal, religion and emotion, religion/faith and globalisation, religion and politics, contemporary evangelicalism and post-evangelicalism, and religion and generational change. It also boasts the Centre for Death and Life Studies and the Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health.

Course Structure
  • Social Scientific Methods in the Study of Religion - core module
  • Three optional modules
  • Dissertation.

Core Modules

  • Social Scientific Methods in the Study of Religion
  • Dissertation.

Information for international students

Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,750.00 per year
International students
£18,300.00 per year

www.durham.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries
Email
study@durham.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)191 334 1000