De Montfort University

De Montfort University

Interreligious Relations

This course explores relationships between religions in the context of a plural society and globalised world; the social and theological aspects of the impact of religious diversity are analysed, including the power of religious identity to influence society for social cohesion or conflict; the course is taught by academics who are also practitioners and is ideal for students who want to deepen their appreciation of religious diversity and enquire into the challenges which diversity and interreligious dialogue bring to religious communities, civil society, governance issues and public institutions; it places an emphasis on praxis as well as theory and students' experience is valued as part of the learning environment.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 or above UK Bachelor's Honours degree in a related subject such as theology or religious studies. The University encourage and welcome applications from applicants with a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives, and all non-standard applications will be considered. If English is not the 1st language, applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course.

Course modules

The multifaith city; religion, conflict and cohesion; the theory and practice of interreligious dialogue; the dialogue placement; dissertation; PG Certificate (2 modules only) and PG Diploma (4 modules) routes are also available.

Assessment methods

Learning takes place mainly through a shared class environment, with emphasis on mutual learning and valuing experience. Assessment is varied and includes class presentations, essay writing, reports and a portfolio.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Leicester Campus Leicester LE1 9BH East Midlands

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