Sign up to our newsletter today
We've been helping students find the right postgraduate course for over a decade.
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).
Back to results
All Course Types
All Study Types
All Start Terms
This course focuses on how religious traditions encourage, contest, facilitate, disrupt, or otherwise influence political and social change. Read more
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. Read more
The MA in Philosophy and Public Affairs is especially designed for those people with an interest in public policy debates, e.g. in journalism, the civil service, public policy research institutes, etc. Read more
Goldsmiths is an exciting space for postgraduates, with numerous international speakers passing through, a huge range of interdisciplinary seminars and reading groups and a very open and warm environment for the exchange of ideas. Read more
The University of South Wales’s MA Buddhist Studies course is ideal for teachers wishing to enhance their subject knowledge, and also for those working in Buddhist organisations who wish to gain a recognised qualification. Read more
The Master of Arts (Coursework) programme is designed to give students the skills sought-after by employers around the globe, with a balance of specific subject knowledge plus broad-based transferable skills – such as oral and written communication, and analytical skills. Read more
Our taught masters programmes are designed to deepen your knowledge in a subject you typically have studied at undergraduate level, although they can in some cases offer a new direction in your academic career. Our masters are led by some of the UK’s most respected academics in Theology and Religious Studies.
Choose a Master’s programme in social and behavioural sciences at one of the highest ranked universities worldwide.
Based in Vienna, Central European University brings together students and faculty from over 100 countries in a community that encourages debate and the open exchange of ideas. The university is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary, and offers English-language graduate degree programs in the social sciences, humanities, business, economics, law, environmental sciences and policy, network science and cognitive science.
With one of the largest philosophy departments in the world, we offer you a wide choice of subject areas to study and a diverse, supportive learning environment.