Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Politics, Philosophy and Religion

This multidisciplinary programme is designed to allow students to undertake sustained and focused study across the disciplines of politics, philosophy and religion. It particularly encourages students to explore the interface between these related areas, and allows for the selection of optional modules across the whole department. Students take 5 taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent. Relevant professional qualifications and experience will also be considered. IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules: major approaches to the study of international relations; what is philosophy? (methods, aims, debates); studying religion; theory and method in postgraduate studies; dissertation (20,000 words).

Assessment methods

Coursework and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,250 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 14,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 3,125 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 510880