Taught course

Religion, Culture and Society

University of Central Lancashire · School of Psychology and Humanities

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least 2:2 degree in related subject.

Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits in the light of the nature and scope of the programme and if they have experience.

A detailed admissions procedure will be forwarded on application.

IELTS: Score of at least 7.0 or equivalent.

Applicants must be able to produce original certificates to prove their English language level.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our MA in Religion, Culture and Society combines the disciplines of theology, philosophy, sociology, politics and international relations in an innovative, exciting and challenging postgraduate degree award. It aims to promote inclusivity, encourage reflection on interfaith dialogue and highlight the important contribution religion and belief makes to community cohesion and combating religious prejudice and discrimination.

You’ll evaluate how and why the role of religion and culture has changed within society and explore the impact and influence of religion and belief within economic, political and social constructs.

You’ll critically analyse religion and faith within the framework of theistic and atheistic approaches to spirituality, human rights, sexuality, territory and space, and cultural relationships.

Why study with us

  • This popular area of study responds to a number of high-level directives and guidelines including the Council of Europe, the Religious Education Council of England and Wales and Ofsted.
  • You’ll be examining classical and contemporary theological and philosophical concepts and theories of faith in relation to lived environments.

What you'll do

  • You’ll also gain key employability and transferable skills for the world of work.
  • There are field trips to places like Liverpool Cathedrals, Ladywelle Pilgrimage and Shrine and the Hindu Temple.
  • You’ll be taught by a team who are recognised experts in their fields and who are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality.

Learning and assessment

You can study the course as a full-time MA, over one year, or via the part-time route, spread over two or three years. In either case you’ll need to successfully complete six MA modules and one MA dissertation. The dissertation is equivalent to three modules. Each module requires an estimated two hours class contact per week plus extensive reading and dedicated personal study.

Our assessment practices aim to meet the needs of our diverse student body and include a mix of coursework, individual and group presentations, individual and/or group projects, reviews and ICT interaction.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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