Taught course

Religious Studies and Global Development

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 well-established and popular course is taught jointly by Theology and Religious Studies and the Centre for Global Development.
It aims to foster critical reflection on the religious dimensions and theological and ethical implications of development for human flourishing. It will be of interest to those working, or intending to work, in the varied professional disciplines of development studies.

The core modules are:
• religions and global development
• global inequalities and development.

Optional modules from Theology and Religious Studies include:

• theology and public life
• contemporary issues in religion and gender
• sin, public discourse and public life
• religion, politics and the future: from apocalypse to utopia

Centre for Global Development optional modules include:
• conflict, complex emergecies and global governance
• democracy and development
• famines and food security
• gender, globalisation and development
• political economy of resources and development

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 please refer to relevant course website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)113 343 3263