Studyportals
M.Sc. On Campus

Social Anthropology (Religion in the Contemporary World)

London School of Economics and Political Science

12 months
Duration
24456 GBP/year
15816 GBP/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Anytime
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

This Social Anthropology (Religion in the Contemporary World) programme at London School of Economics and Political Science provides a unique interdisciplinary, broad social science perspective on the study of religion. It offers you the opportunity to investigate the increasing prevalence of religious and secular dynamics across the globe and how concepts of religion interweave with aspects of today’s society, in theory and practice.

Overview

The programme

The Social Anthropology (Religion in the Contemporary World) programme at London School of Economics and Political Science tackles topics of key importance, from policy-relevant connections between religion and public life, and religion and politics, to more theoretical debates about the nature of belief, ritual, and questions of being. It allows you to explore the role of religion in the developing world, and illuminates Western models of religion and secularisation through comparison with those in the global south.  The Department’s strong tradition of fieldwork is an important element of the programme, with the core course giving you an in-depth knowledge of case studies based on your lecturers’ own expert primary research on religion.

The programme is intended for graduates of the humanities and social sciences, but will be of interest to those with a traditional theological background, or with pastoral or vocational training, or careers in journalism, charity or NGO work, or teaching, as well as those who would like to consider religion from an alternative and complementary perspective.

Careers

The programme is an ideal preparation for research work in the study of religion. Many graduates from the Department go on to complete PhDs. It will also provide a foundation for those wishing to find employment in the civil service, policy and diplomacy, education, social work, journalism and NGOs.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • The Anthropology of Religion
  • Anthropology: Theory and Ethnography
  • Dissertation: Religion in the Contemporary World

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need to have an upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in the humanities and social sciences or have studied anthropology within the context of a more general degree. You will need to demonstrate a genuine interest in the social sciences and religion.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24456 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24456 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15816 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15816 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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.

Our partners

Social Anthropology (Religion in the Contemporary World)
-
London School of Economics and Political Science

Wishlist

Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!