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Religion & Society (MSc/PgDip)

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.

The programme is ideal either for those looking to pursue doctoral studies in the area, or for those who wish to continue their professional development, drawing upon their experience in parish, congregational and community development, or religious education.

The degree programme is the first of its kind in Scotland, the only one taught in a sociology department in the UK, and reflects a very strong concentration of research interest in the sociology of religion in the department. Staff with interest in the sociological study of religion include: Professor John Brewer (religion, violence and peacemaking), Professor Steve Bruce (secularisation, religion and politics), Mr Tony Glendinning (religion and sectarianism), Professor Bernadette Hayes (women and religion, religious non-participation), Dr Andrew McKinnon (religion and social theory, religious conflict) and Dr Marta Trzebiatowska (gender, sexuality and religion).


Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is one of the UK's most internationally distinguished universities. With an international multicultural community of over 14,000 students drawn from 120 different countries, the University prides itself on offering the very best learning and support facilities for students, from one of the largest and best equipped libraries in Scotland to support services that provide friendly and expert guidance on a range of areas - academic, personal, medical and financial.

The School of Social Sciences is situated on the University’s beautiful Kings College Campus, and includes the departments of Anthropology, Politics & International Relations and Sociology. In coming to Aberdeen, you’ll be joining a vibrant and active postgraduate community, taught and supervised by staff with international reputations for teaching and research.


- For further details on this Masters programme, see our Prospectus (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/prospectus/pgrad)

- For further details on Sociology at Aberdeen, visit our website (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/sociology).

GOT A QUESTION? If so, contact:

- Dr Marta Trzebiatowska (Programme Director) - Tel: +44 (0) 1224 272766; E-mail: m...

- Alyson Millar (Postgraduate Secretary) - Tel: +44 (0) 1224 272762; Email: .

Visit the Religion & Society (MSc/PgDip) 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. University requirements on English language proficiency apply.

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