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.
Why study a Masters in Religion in Society?
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).