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Religious Studies, M.A.

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  • 12 months
    Duration
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This is a broad MA programme for anyone interested in the academic discipline of Religious Studies. It is designed to introduce you to key theoretical and methodological issues in the study of religion from a range of disciplinary perspectives.

About

The programme explores key topics such as the social and cultural transformations of contemporary religion and spirituality; religion and conflict; religion and popular culture; modern religious thought and history; new religious movements; and religion and gender. In addition, the programme provides you with an opportunity to explore the history, texts and contemporary contexts of specific religious traditions.

The advanced research skills, developed through the programme, are relevant to a range of professions. Equally, it also provides a firm foundation for those looking to pursue academic careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

    • Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies

    • Studying Religion

    • Dissertation (Standard)

    • Independent Study Module

    • Religion and Psychoanalytic Thought

    • Religion and Popular Culture

    • Nineteenth Century Religious Thought

    • Spirituality: Asian Perspectives

    • Classical Islam

    • Buddhism and Society

    • Religion and Conflict (distance learning)

    • Faith Debates: Religion, Society and Politics (distance learning)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    93

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

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Academic Requirements

  • An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent.
  • IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16120 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16120 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7540 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7540 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part Time (per year): UK/EU £3,770

Living costs for Lancaster

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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