A first or upper-second class honours degree (or the equivalent) in a relevant humanities or social science subject.
Months of entry
The programme is primarily for students who wish to pursue further postgraduate research or research in other contexts. It offers an overview of key theoretical debates in the study of religion, as well as methodological issues and approaches for conducting fieldwork.
Following an autumn term at our Canterbury campus, you spend the spring term studying at Kent's Paris School of Arts and Culture, where you gain a specific insight into the influence of religion in a European context. Your knowledge is enhanced and shaped through the independence that is gained by living abroad for a period of time.
You complete two core modules (one in the Autumn; one in the Spring), both attracting 30 credits. You can also select two 30-credit option modules that will help you to further develop your specific interests.
- Religion and Modern European Thought
- The Study of Religion
You are also able to select optional modules that will help you to develop your specific interests. As demand for doctoral research funding becomes increasingly competitive, you also receive guidance on seeking funding and writing research proposals, as well as the opportunity to refine ideas for a research project through the taught modules and dissertation. It is possible to enrol for 12-month, part-time study for a PCert in Religion, taking the two compulsory modules.
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 see our funding web pages for the most current information and application details.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Professor Yvonne Sherwood
- +44 (0) 1227 824005