Taught course

Religious Studies (Distance Learning)

Lancaster University · Religious Studies

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme, delivered entirely online, aims to provide you with a secure knowledge of the major theories, concepts, issues and practices relating to Religious Studies. You will gain a systematic understanding of a number of ways in which the scholarship of religion frames and analyses religious belief and practice in the modern world. In addition the PgCert will also allow you to gain a firm grasp of the necessary skills appropriate to evaluating, analysing and interpreting the concrete contexts of contemporary religious belief and practice.

The programme comprises three modules, two compulsory and one taken from the suite of religion modules specifically designed for distance learning delivery.

Core Modules:

  • Religion and Conflict
  • Faith Debates: Religion, Society and Politics

Optional Modules:

  • Quaker Theology in Context
  • The Sociology of Contemporary Quakerism
  • Quakerism, Peace and Justice

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 overall, with 5.5 in each element.

Fees and funding

UK students
£2513 per year
International students
£5373 per year

Please visit our website for further information on funding: www.lancaster.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0) 1524 594262