Taught course

Religion in Society

York St John University · School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree in a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This course emphasizes the importance of understanding the current religious climate. We consider the representation of religion in the media and popular culture, its activity in the public sphere and its significance for identity and wellbeing. You will explore the current role, representation and function of religion in society today.

This course is supported by the Centre for Religion in Society, established in 2008 at York St John University. The Centre is for practitioners and professionals from humanities and social sciences to consider the role of religion in our cultural, social and political life.

This unique, interdisciplinary resource will enrich your learning experience and enhance your religious literacy, your understanding of varieties of spirituality and your awareness of religion as it intersects with current and critical issues in the public sphere locally and globally.

Through this course you will hear from a range of speakers, including researchers, activists and religious practitioners.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Team
01904 876 598