Modules on this course introduce you to key theories and methods in the study of religion, politics and society, and also enable you to focus on specific issues, geographical areas or disciplinary approaches. Depending on your choice of pathway through the course, you have the opportunity to take some modules in politics and international studies and/or sociology and social policy.
The development pathway will include studying modules from the School of Politics and International Studies. The gender pathway will mean that you study modules from the School of Sociology and Social Policy. This means that you’ll gain more in-depth knowledge on a particular context of justice, equality, and other facets of ‘social change’.
If you choose to take the placement module, you’ll undertake a piece of research for a local charity or organisation.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Religion, Politics and Society MA Full Time in the course catalogue
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Religion, Politics and Society MA Part Time in the course catalogue
Learning and teaching
We use a variety of different teaching methods such as lectures, seminars, tutorials, work-based learning, fieldwork and workshops. Independent study is also vital to this course, allowing you to develop your skills and prepare for taught sessions and assessments.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
Assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including exams, group projects, written assignments and essays, in-course assessment, group and individual presentations and reports.