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About Religion in Society
Masters degrees in Religion in Society explore religion from a sociological perspective, looking at the role that religious belief plays in politics, policy, globalisation and conflict. Some courses also offer the chance to take modules in more theology-focussed topics, adding an extra dimension to your studies.
Related postgraduate specialisms include the Psychology of Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies.
A Masters in Religion and Society involves advanced study of some fascinating and sometimes controversial topics. Examining the social context of religion, you might learn about the effects of secularisation across the globe, dialogue between world religions or religious nationalism.
The academic opportunities on these programmes are extremely broad, and the combination of sociological and religious study means that you could choose to focus on a topic like Muslim feminism or multiculturalism and religious conflict.
The skills and knowledge gained during a Masters in Religion and Society can be applied beyond the context of religion and sociology. You could learn different quantitative and qualitative research methods, preparing you for a career in government (local and central), charity or within a non-governmental organisation (NGO).
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This course focuses on how religious traditions encourage, contest, facilitate, disrupt, or otherwise influence political and social change.
Development and expansion in undergraduate studies in religion and belief, together with the expansion of national and international ‘faith awareness’ initiatives, has resulted in a high demand for postgraduate studies within this discipline.
EXPLORING HOW RELIGIONS SHAPE EUROPEAN CULTURE. How were Christianity, Judaism, and Islam formed? How did these three religions and their interaction shape the emerging European culture and society? These are pivotal questions addressed in the MA programme on the Religious Roots of Europe. .
You'll gain a sophisticated understanding of theories and methods at the forefront of Theology and Religious Studies on this course.
This programme invites you to think systematically about the social world, how it is changing, the challenges and how we as individuals and groups organise, rationalise and assimilate our response.
The MA in Theology and Religion serves both the specific needs of those focused on progressing towards doctoral research and looking to continue relatively broad-based studies in Theology and Religion to Level four, perhaps in support of a career in teaching.
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