Heythrop College, University of London

Heythrop College, University of London

Psychology of Religion

The programme approaches religion from the standpoint of psychology, without making any assumptions about particular religious truths and values, and asks what psychology can offer to our understanding of people's religious beliefs, values, and behaviour; it explores the relationships between religious belief and behaviour, and between religion, mental health and well-being generally, and the importance of social, contextual and cultural factors in religious development.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree, (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent. While applicants may hold degrees in psychology, religious studies and theology, students with degrees in other fields may also apply; for applicants whose 1st language is not English, the College requires: IELTS score of at least 6.5, with no less than 6.5 in each of listening, speaking, reading and writing; TOEFL internet based test score of 92 with no less than 23 in each of listening, speaking, reading and writing; Pearson Test of English Academic score of 60 overall with no less than 55 in any component.

Course modules

Modules include: Psychology and religion; psychological perspectives on religious development; the scientific study of religion; mental health, religion and culture; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of coursework tasks completed during or shortly after the period of module teaching and an end of year essay for each module. Tasks may include book/article reviews, essays, seminar presentations. There will also be a dissertation of between 12,000 to 15,000 words on a research topic agreed with the students' supervisor.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,350 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,725 per Year 1 (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Heythrop College, University of London Kensington and Chelsea W8 5HQ South East

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