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About the course

This course looks at religion from anthropological and sociological perspectives. Durham has particular strengths in the study of Mormonism, death, dying and disposal, religion and emotion, religion/faith and globalisation, religion and politics, contemporary evangelicalism and post-evangelicalism, and religion and generational change. It also boasts the Centre for Death and Life Studies and the Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health.

Course Structure

  • Social Scientific Methods in the Study of Religion - core module
  • Three optional modules
  • Dissertation.

Core modules:

  • Social Scientific Methods in the Study of Religion 
  • Dissertation.

Examples of optional modules:

Optional modules in previous years have included 2-3 choices from:

  • Ritual, Symbolism and Belief in the
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Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirement is a BA (Honours) degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent, for example, a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale) in Theology, Religious Studies or a related discipline.

- Graduates of anthropology, sociology, psychology and other related programmes

- Graduates of other disciplines who have studied at undergraduate or equivalent level in one or more of the areas in which they hope to work, through their first degrees, through training for the ministry of the churches, and so on

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