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This Religion, Politics and Society course from University of Leeds focuses on how religious traditions encourage, contest, facilitate, disrupt, or otherwise influence political and social change. You’ll learn about the importance of religions to phenomena such as social movements, revolutions, terrorism, global development, gender, sexuality and race discrimination, migration and diaspora. 

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You’ll also critically interrogate the concept of ‘religion’ in the context of different theories of politics, policy and social change, engaging with hotly debated and contested topics such secularisation and ‘post-secularism’, religious identity and representation, religion and the public sphere.

The Religion, Politics and Society course from University of Leeds draws on expertise across the School including theological, philosophical, sociological and anthropological approaches to the topic.  

You’ll have the option of designating a specialised pathway in one of two areas – ‘development’ or ‘gender’ – and also of taking the external placement module, The Civic Researcher: Engaging the Modern City.

Career opportunities

This course will equip you with a range of in-depth subject knowledge, but it will allow you to develop high-level skills in research, analysis, interpretation and communication.

All of these qualities are valuable to a range of employers across sectors and industries, and we’re proud of our record in preparing postgraduates for their careers after graduation. 

They’ve gone into roles such as teaching, consultancy, business management, administration, accountancy, law, journalism and the civil service among others.

Many of our graduates also progress to further study, and ultimately pursue academic careers.

Programme Structure

Courses content:

  • Unfinished Business: Trauma, Cultural Memory and the Holocaust
  • Science and Religion Historically Considered
  • Global Politics of Health
  • Gender, Globalisation and Development
  • Inequalities: Exploring causes, Consequences and Interventions
  • Sin, Public Discourse and Public Life
  • Religions and Global Development 

Key information


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

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180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline, such as religious studies, theology, sociology or politics.
  • Relevant professional experience will also be considered/taken into consideration. 

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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