Taught course


University of Kent · School of European Culture and Languages

Entry requirements

Please see our general entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme offers an overview of key theoretical debates in the study of religion, as well as methodological issues and approaches for conducting fieldwork. You also study two modules of your choice, suited to your own specific interests.

You have the opportunity to refine ideas for a research project through your taught modules and dissertation, and you also receive guidance on writing research proposals and seeking funding.

The part-time PCert in Religion enables those working as clergy, social workers, teachers or similar, to study towards a higher level qualification alongside their work. On this programme, you study two modules of your choice from the range within the course structure. It is possible to register for the Certificate and then transfer to the MA programme.

Course structure

The Department of Religious Studies strongly supports cross-disciplinary work and students are encouraged to take advantage of the wide range of postgraduate classes and seminars available both within the School of European Culture and Languages (SECL) and across the University as a whole.

MA structure

On the MA programme, you study four (30 credit) modules over two terms, as well as writing a dissertation.

PCert structure

On the Graduate Certificate, you study two (30 credit) modules of your choice from the range of core and optional modules below.

Teaching and Assessment

Assessment is by coursework on the taught modules and the dissertation on the MA programme.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current information and application details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Professor Yvonne Sherwood
+44 (0) 1227 824005