Taught course

Religions and Education

University of Warwick · Centre for Education Studies

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The subject of religion in education is internationally recognised as needing more specialist expertise at both primary and secondary levels. This flexible course is aimed at teachers of religious education and related subjects, and those working with young people in a faith or belief context.

You will have the opportunity to engage with the internationally recognised curriculum development work of the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit, and with its qualitative and quantitative research in the field of religions and education. The Postgraduate Certificate is a subset of the MA and consists of two modules from the MA course.

This course will give you an opportunity to engage with the work of Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (WRERU), which has an international reputation for its curriculum development work. The course reflects approaches and issues arising from the Council of Europe's ministerial recommendation on teaching about religions and beliefs and members of WRERU have contributed to the Council of Europe's work in this field, especially using the interpretive approach and dialogical approach.

In the UK, the course is endorsed by the National Association of Teachers of RE and is supported by equivalent associations in Europe including the European Forum for Teachers of Religious Education and the Coordinating Group of Religious Education in Europe.

It is usual for participants to complete the MA over three years and to take two modules in year 1 and two more in year 2. The third year is devoted to the dissertation.

Information for international students

English Language requirement: Band A. For more guidance on English language requirements please visit this page.

Fees and funding

UK students
£1,430 per 30 CAT module
International students
£2,960 per 30 CAT module

For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585