Taught course

Religion and Society

Institution
University of Aberdeen · Sociology
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree of at least 2:1 standard or equivalent from a recognised university. In exceptional circumstances applicants without this qualification may be admitted to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of work experience, appropriate to the field of study.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme focuses on charting comparatively the dynamics of religious belief and practice in the modern world. It is designed for students interested in discovering, discussing and evaluating the empirical evidence for secularization and the persistence of religious beliefs across the world religions. The degree explores themes such as: the crisis of belief in contemporary Christianity; the social cultural and political contexts that impact on beliefs and practice more generally; debates about the rise of fundamentalism and its impact; the growth of alternative forms of spirituality; and the complex relationship between gender, sexuality, ethnicity and religiosity. It will equip students with knowledge and analytical skills key to studying religion from a historical and sociological perspective.

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/registry/tuitionfees/
International students
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/registry/tuitionfees/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
18 months

PGCert

full time
6 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Office
Email
socscipg@abdn.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1224 272762