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If you are interested in discovering, discussing and evaluating the empirical evidence for secularization and the persistence of religious beliefs across world religions, this 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.

Courses include; Qualitative Sociology: Philosophy and Methods, Advanced Social Theory, Religious Belief and Practice in the Modern World and your Dissertation. Optional Courses include: The Comparative Study of European Socities, Dimensions of Globalisation, Sex Gender Violence: Critical Approaches, Qualitative Sociology: Philosophy and Methods, Post- Conflict Justic and Peacebuilding, Global Conflict and Peace Processes


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • Religion, Theology and Divinity were founding subject areas at Kings College, University of Aberdeen in 1495 when Bishop Elphinstone began a University of learning and Scholarship. Today the department has an international reputation and a long established area of research and teaching.
  • You learn about religion and society in its widest sense and its closest links to globalisation, radicalisation and resistance and peacebuilding.

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  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


full time
6 months
part time
12 months

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