Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Quakerism in the Modern World

This programme is the result of an innovative, interdisciplinary collaboration between the Postgraduate Quaker Study Centre at Woodbrooke, Birmingham and the Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Religion (PPR). The MA is designed to introduce students to the theories, issues and processes connected with the history, theology and sociology of Quakerism in a global context. It offers training in research methods and includes a module on the theories of international relations to help students better understand the modern global context. The programme is especially relevant if students are interested in Quaker theology and history, the adaptation of religious groups to new social and geographical settings, globalisation and religion, and secularisation and Quakerism in a changing political environment.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent.

Course modules

Modules: theory and methods in postgraduate studies; major approaches to international relations; Quaker theology in context; the sociology of contemporary Quakerism; Quakerism, peace and justice; dissertation.

Assessment methods

A combination of participation in weekly learning activities, essays and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
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01524 594262