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About Religious Studies
Masters degrees in Religious Studies take a comparative approach to the world’s religious traditions, encouraging postgraduate students to examine the relationships between religion and society, identity, culture, anthropology and many other fields.
Other relevant postgraduate specialisms include Theology and Biblical Studies, as well as courses focusing on specific religions. Depending on the nature of the programme, you could receive a Master of Arts (MA), a Master of Research (MRes), a Master of Theology (MTh) or a Master of Letters (MLitt).
A Masters in Religious Studies gives you the chance to explore religion from a range of different perspectives. It’s a broad and rich area of study, offering opportunities to hone in on a specific facet of a single religion, or to take a global approach to several religious traditions.
These courses are often interdisciplinary in nature, allowing postgraduates to use techniques and methodologies from subjects like history, sociology and ethnography (to name a few examples). You may also be able to take modules from outside the Religious Studies department, based on your research interests.
Career prospects for Religious Studies postgraduates are suitably broad, and you could find work in areas as diverse as non-governmental organisations (NGOs), charity, publishing, journalism and social work.
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You'll gain a sophisticated understanding of theories and methods at the forefront of Theology and Religious Studies on this course. Read more
Are you interested in the vibrant world of religions? Do you want to study how sacred texts such as the Bible or the Quran have been formed and interpreted throughout the ages? Do you want to understand why religious images, buildings, clothes, and everyday practices often provoke fierce debates or even violent conflicts?. Read more
The Religious Education block is designed for practising teachers, educators and others with a personal or professional interest in the field of education. Read more
This course will enable you to explore the diversity of global religious and spiritual life; probe relationships between religion, spirituality, society, identity, ethics and popular culture; explore texts and traditions; consider the phenomenon of religion from a range of disciplinary perspectives; receive training in advanced research skills; and undertake field research. Read more
This programme aims to provide you with a secure knowledge of the major theories, concepts and issues relating to Religion in a variety of intellectual traditions and historical and contemporary contexts. Read more
The master's programme in Religious Studies at Leiden University gives you the opportunity to explore a broad spectrum of religions and their manifestations from a comparative perspective.The multi-disciplinary Master's in Religious Studies at Leiden University offers an expansive curriculum through which you can explore religion. Read more
Our Initial Teacher Education course in Religious Education received the top grade in all areas in the last Ofsted subject inspection. Read more
MA Education (Religious Education) students explore educational, political and philosophical debates that have influenced the learning and teaching of religious education in schools, colleges and related settings. 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
At the School of Education, our faculty, staff, and students are scholars and social justice advocates engaged within the diverse San Francisco Bay Area and beyond
SOAS has over 20 years’ experience delivering distance learning programmes.