Philosophy and Religion

Lancaster University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
18800 GBP/year
8920 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Philosophy and Religion  degree offered at Lancaster University allows you to pursue and develop your interests in philosophy and religious studies, and to focus on the interface between the two. 


Course Overview

Philosophy and Religion  degree offered at Lancaster University builds on core modules, which introduce you to central disciplinary skills and knowledge, with choice from a wide range of optional modules across both disciplines. 

The programme culminates in the writing of a word dissertation, on a topic that brings the two disciplines together.The advanced research skills, developed through the programme, are relevant to a range of professions. Equally, if you intend to go on to a PhD, this programme provides an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the two disciplines.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • What is Philosophy? Methods, Aims, Debates
  • Dissertation (Standard)
  • Studying Religion
  • Philosophy of mental disorder
  • Sources of Indian Religion and Philosophy
  • Seminar in Moral, Political, and Social Philosophy
  • The Construction of Gender in Asian Religions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry requirements: An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent.
  • Assessment: Coursework and dissertation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8920 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part Time (per year)

  • UK/EU: £4,460
  • Overseas: £9,400


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Philosophy and Religion
Lancaster University


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