Taught course

Religious Studies

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Divinity
Qualifications
MScMSc

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in theology or ethics, or similar. Any appropriate experience will also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Religious beliefs, behaviours and institutions are fascinating and powerful components in human societies. Understanding their motivations and structures can help the search for solutions to major challenges in the contemporary world.

This programme allows a deepening engagement with the methodological ramifications of the field, while at the same time encouraging in-depth study of one or more religious traditions.

Our focus extends beyond theory and method in religious studies to specific local, national and international religious traditions. We study Jewish, Christian, Islamic and Indian traditions, as well as indigenous religions of Africa, North America and East Asia, and new age and diasporic traditions.

This combination of theoretical know-how, with studies in specific traditions, equips you to compare, interpret and explain religion in cross-cultural perspective.

The programme also offers the opportunity to learn Sanskrit, Arabic or Persian (subject to availability) through our leading expertise in Asian Studies and in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.

Information for international students

http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

MSc

part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Steven Sutcliffe (Programme Director)
Email
S.Sutcliffe@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 8952