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Religion & Society

Course Description

The University of Aberdeen MSc in Religion and Society provides a unique opportunity for postgraduate study in the sociology of religion. Taught by well-known leaders in the field, the programme provides students with study in both the sociological study of religion and training in advanced sociological methods. This programme is ideally suited for anyone considering the pursuit of doctoral studies in sociology of religion, and also provides a broad-base of social-scientific skills that are both marketable and useful for those pursuing careers either in government or in the third-sector.

Semester 1
Qualitative Sociology: Philosophy and Methods
Advanced Social Theory

Semester 2
Religious Belief and Practice in the Modern World
Optional Course
The Comparative Study of European Societies
Dimensions of Globalisation
Sex. Gender, Violence: Critical Approaches
Quantitative Sociology: Philosophy & Methods
Post-Conflict Justice and Peace building
Global Conflict and Peace Processes

Semester 3
Dissertation in Religion and Society

Visit the Religion & Society page on the Aberdeen University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

An upper second class honours degree in Sociology or a cognate discipline, or equivalent professional experience.

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