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Religion, Culture & Society

1 year
September 2024

Our MA in Religion, Culture and Society combines the disciplines of theology, philosophy, sociology, politics and international relations in an innovative, exciting and challenging postgraduate degree award.

Why study with us

  • This popular area of study responds to a number of high-level directives and guidelines including the Council of Europe, the Religious Education Council of England and Wales and Ofsted.
  • You’ll be examining classical and contemporary theological and philosophical concepts and theories of faith in relation to lived environments.

What you'll do

  • You’ll also gain key employability and transferable skills for the world of work.
  • There are field trips to places like Liverpool Cathedrals, Ladywelle Pilgrimage and Shrine and the Hindu Temple.
  • You’ll be taught by a team who are recognised experts in their fields and who are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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We offer a summer school bridging onto the MA

  • The summer schools bridging module has been developed specifically to support the development of academic skills for postgraduate study
  • It is designed to be a route into postgraduate study for students from a non-traditional academic background
  • We also support professionals who have the required qualifications but would like a refresher before returning to study

If you are interested in the summer school please email Carolyn King directly for more information.

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Catherine Conroy
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European Islamic Centre - Oldham, UK
European Islamic Centre - Oldham, UK
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Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, Hungary

Academic expertise

Dr Carolyn King
Programme Leader; Religion, Culture & Society (BA & MA Courses)
Peter Herissone-Kelly
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy
Dr Mahmood Chandia
Senior Lecturer
Dr Carl Morris
Lecturer in Religion, Culture and Society
Frank J Harrington
Senior Lecturer - BSL and Deaf Studies

Our links with local, national and international faith and intercultural forums, faith schools, academic institutions and charities will help if you’re interested in teaching, ministry, inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogue and relations. 

Future careers

An MA in Religion, Culture and Society can lead to rewarding academic and professional careers in the private or public sector.  

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,000 per year
Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,900 per year
Full-time£9,450 per year
Part-time£1,050 per 20 credits
Full-time£17,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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