Normally a 2:1 degree in religious studies and/or theology or related disciplines is required. Applicants with lower qualifications or a degree in another discipline should contact the university for advice. Those with appropriate relevant experience but who do not have a degree will also receive consideration.
Months of entry
This course will enable you to explore the diversity of global religious and spiritual life; probe relationships between religion, spirituality, society, identity, ethics and popular culture; explore texts and traditions; consider the phenomenon of religion from a range of disciplinary perspectives; receive training in advanced research skills; and undertake field research.
Our course is ideal for anyone seeking to gain greater understanding of the impact of religion and spirituality in the contemporary world and at some key points in history, and to develop critical thinking skills. It is also ideal as a means of training for further doctoral studies in religion.
Professionals in both the private and public sectors engage in this Master’s course to increase their ‘religious literacy’ and to demonstrate to their employers the many transferable skills fostered by the study of religions. Teachers take the course to bolster their expertise in a range of religious traditions. Many students take this course simply because they consider studying the world’s religious beliefs, texts, histories and practices fascinating and relevant.
We will provide you with opportunities and training to undertake field research in religious communities, both abroad and in the UK.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
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