Religion, Culture & Society
On this course you’ll get to stretch your intellect and challenge prejudices as you explore the often conflicting relationships between religion, culture and society throughout history and in today’s world.
Religion, culture and society have long had far-reaching influence on educational, political and social issues.
On this course you’ll explore the development of different belief systems, both monotheistic and polytheistic, and also agnostic and atheistic. There’s an emphasis on religious approaches to human rights, political freedom, gender roles, identity and nationalism.
You’ll also examine religious conflicts and social problems emerging in the current global order, along with issues relating to religious communities in connection with secularisation and globalisation.
Why study with us
- Religion, Culture and Society achieved a 100% satisfaction rate in the National Student Survey (NSS) in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
- Opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities. The exchange network includes institutions in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico and the USA.
- Take part in subsidised international field trips to locations such as Rome, Istanbul, Auschwitz, Cordoba, Berlin and Budapest.
BA (Hons) Religion, Culture and Society - Student Testimonial - Nneka Hare
What you'll do
- The philosophy of this degree is to promote inter-faith dialogue and inclusivity as well as highlighting the important contribution that religion can make to community cohesion and challenging prejudice and discrimination.
- Engage with fascinating topics relating to religion and belief, including different cultural understandings and perceptions of morality. You’ll develop vital skills in critical thinking and analysis.
- The purpose of our international field trips is to give you a life-enhancing experience which will benefit your awareness of cultural heritage, traditions and practices of different faiths.
This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.
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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You’ll graduate with the ability to explore a range of professional roles within teaching, local government, social work, the probation service, youth and community work, the police, prison and immigration services and international charity organisations.
This course has a very high employability success rate. Our graduates have gone on to enjoy a huge range of successful careers as project managers for international charitable organisations, culture and diversity roles, youth work, prison officers, government officers in the faith awareness sector, teachers in further and higher education, and travel consultants advising on cultural diplomacy.
Many of our graduates continue their studies with us at master’s level or undertake PGCE courses with a view to pursuing a teaching career.
Learn more: MA in Religion, Culture and Society
There are also opportunities to undertake a PhD or professional doctorate.
Fees and Funding
Scholarships and Bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries
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