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.
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.
- The Anthropology of Religion
- Anthropology: Theory and Ethnography
- Dissertation: Religion in the Contemporary World
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesSocial Work Anthropology Sociology View 132 other Masters in Anthropology in United Kingdom
- 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.
International24456 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24456 GBP per year during 12 months.
National15816 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15816 GBP per year during 12 months.
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