Research course

Global uncertainties and religious change

Open University · Department of Religious Studies

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent)

Months of entry


Course content

Religions are deeply implicated in processes of cultural, social, political, ecological and economic change. Whether religions are seen as driving processes of change or mediating its reception, and whether change is seen as a harbinger of religious resurgence or decline, our research interrogates religion in complex and shifting contexts including secularisation, modernity and globalisation.

We welcome applications in areas that correspond with current staff research interests. We look for detailed and well thought-out proposals, which set out specific research questions and outline the originality of your topic or approach. We encourage you to discuss your ideas informally before submitting an application; to do so please contact the department.

Potential supervisors

Fees and funding

Please see The Open University website

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
distance learning
variable months
full time
36 months


full time
15 months
part time
24 months
distance learning
variable months

Course contact details

Dr Paul-Francois Tremlett
+44 (0)1908 652032