Taught course

Religion and Public Life

University of Leeds · School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science

Entry requirements

A 2.1 honours degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative course is closely linked with the School’s internationally recognised Centre for Religion and Public Life.
It is designed to enhance students’ understanding of the growing and contentious role of religion in the public sphere and will be of interest to recent graduates in theology and religious studies, as well as other humanities and social science disciplines. The course also provides an opportunity for public and private sector professionals, whose work requires expertise and ‘literacy’ in religious and faith matters.

The core modules are:
• religion, society and public life
• religion and society: research processes and methods.
Optional modules include:• religions and global development
• contemporary issues in religion and gender
• sin, public discourse and public life
• philosophy and the spiritual life: contemporary perspectives
• religion, politics and the future: from apocalypse to utopia
You will also write a 12 - 14,000-word dissertation (60 credits) or a 18 - 20,000- word dissertation (90 credits) on a specialist subject of your choice, under the guidance of a supervisor.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details pls refer to relevant course website.

Fees and funding

There are a number of scholarships available to both UK/EU and international students. For further information please click here.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)113 343 3263