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Religion in Society

York St John University

12 months
13000 GBP/year
7000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Religion in Society course at York St John University emphasizes the importance of understanding the current religious climate. We consider the representation of religion in the media and popular culture, its activity in the public sphere and its significance for identity and wellbeing. You will explore the current role, representation and function of religion in society today.


This is a varied and fascinating course taught by experienced, research-active academics. Whether you are motivated by professional development or personal interest, you will develop your research and critical thinking skills.

This course is supported by the Centre for Religion in Society, established in 2008 at York St John University. The Centre is for practitioners and professionals from humanities and social sciences to consider the role of religion in our cultural, social and political life.

This unique, interdisciplinary resource will enrich your learning experience and enhance your religious literacy, your understanding of varieties of spirituality and your awareness of religion as it intersects with current and critical issues in the public sphere locally and globally.

Through this Religion in Society course at York St John University you will hear from a range of speakers, including researchers, activists and religious practitioners.


This postgraduate degree could lead you to a career directly related to religion, or it could take you in a completely different direction, using the many transferrable skills you will develop.

This will give you an advantage for a career in:

  • Ministry
  • Interfaith work
  • Teaching
  • Social services
  • Charity and community projects
  • Youth work

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Changing Face of Religion in Society
  • Conceptions of the Good Life
  • Religion, Gender and Sexuality
  • Spirituality and Public Life
  • Religion and Popular Culture
  • Religion and Peacebuilding
  • Religion in the Public Sphere

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
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 honours degree in a related subject
  • If your degree is in an unrelated subject, but you can provide evidence of relevant professional experience, your application may still be considered and you may be invited for interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 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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