Taught course

Religion in Contemporary Society

King's College London · Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree with 2:1 (or equivalent), usually, but not necessarily, in a humanities subject. We know that relevant background can be acquired by informal routes, and we are delighted to consider all applications. Applicants without experience in the field should consider our Graduate Diploma, especially designed to ease the transition to Theology & Religious Studies from another subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Religion & Contemporary Society combines Sociology & Anthropology of Religion to focus on key issues, from religion in public life to globalization, fundamentalism, and modern spirituality. Encourages research on major traditions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism) and new movements. Master skills and knowledge ideal for careers in public policy, journalism, academia, education, etc.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English please visit our website for further information: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/pg/apply/langreq.html

Fees and funding

Small grants awarded by the King's Theological Trust to MA students in the department. Two Walton Scholarships, normally awarded to one MA student and one research student. Otherwise AHRC, Graduate School and School of Arts & Humanities scholarships and bursaries, self-funded. For further information, please see our graduate funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
+44 (0) 20 7848 2765 / 2232
+44 (0) 20 7848 7200