Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Religious Studies

The programme, delivered entirely online, aims to provide students with a secure knowledge of the major theories, concepts, issues and practices relating to religious studies. Students will gain a systematic understanding of a number of ways in which the scholarship of religion frames and analyses religious belief and practice in the modern world. In addition, the PgCert will also allow students to gain a firm grasp of the necessary skills appropriate to evaluating, analysing and interpreting the concrete contexts of contemporary religious belief and practice. The programme comprises 3 modules, 2 compulsory and 1 taken from the suite of religion modules specifically designed for distance learning delivery.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate discipline.

Course modules

Core modules: religion and conflict; faith debates: religion, society and politics. Optional modules: Quaker theology in context; the sociology of contemporary Quakerism; Quakerism, peace and justice.

Assessment methods

Essays, essay preparatory tasks and online activities.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time - 12 months

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