University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Religion and Society

This programme will provide students with an advanced sociological understanding of the reciprocal interactions of religion and society, with particular focus on the modern west. The programme is ideal either for those looking to pursue doctoral studies in the area, or for those who wish to continue their professional development, drawing upon their experience in parish, congregational and community development, or religious education.

Entry requirements

Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree of at least 2.1 standard from a recognised university or body. In exceptional circumstances applicants without this qualification may be admitted subject to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of work experience, appropriate to the field of study. Applicants who have been educated in the medium of English are still required to meet the English language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that applicants meet the 'Postgraduate Standard' level of English proficiency. Applicants who are in doubt about their proficiency in English should contact the British Council office or its equivalent in their country. For applicants whose 1st language is not English, it is important that their proficiency in English is good in order for them to study successfully at the University.

Course modules

1st half-session: advanced social theory (30 credits); qualitative sociology (30 credits). 2nd half-session: religious belief and practice in the modern world (30 credits); elective option (30 credits). Summer session: dissertation (60 credits).

Assessment methods

Examination is exclusively by means of course work and continuous assessment. Students will be permitted 1 resubmission of failed work, but no resubmission of the dissertation. For the award of the MSc in both full and part time modes, there is a requirement also to complete a 15,000-word dissertation under supervision from the course team.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiries, School of Social Science
Telephone number: 
01224 272762