Research course

Religious Studies

Lancaster University · Religious Studies

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, and a viable research proposal.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Our primary focus on religion in the contemporary world means we are ideally positioned to contribute to topics of growing concern within the academic discipline of Religious Studies.

We welcome interest in Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism; the social and cultural transformations of contemporary religion and spirituality; sociology of religion; religion and popular culture; modern religious thought and history; new religious movements; and religion and gender. We enjoy good working relationships with related departments and centres, and joint supervision arrangements are possible.

The department has a strong approach to supporting you, through research methods study classes, opportunities to present and review research projects and links with external presenters. There is also good support from the library and a vigorous seminar programme.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 1524 594262