University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Faith Leadership

Today's society is no longer dominated by one faith, therefore faith leaders need a broader understanding of the different faiths within their communities so that they can exercise their leadership roles more effectively towards community cohesion. This course promotes inclusively, encourages reflection on interfaith dialogue, and highlights the important contribution faith communities can make to community cohesion and the combating of religious prejudice and discrimination. It evaluates how and why the role of religion and culture has changed within society, and explores the impact and influence of religion and belief within economical, political and social constructs - all through a range study methods and a number of interesting and challenging modules. Some modules are taught in intensive 5-day blocks. Others adopt a blended teaching approach with lectures once per month, making it flexible for those with working lives or those living further afield.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Honours 1st degree in a relevant subject discipline or equivalent qualification; or a professional qualification equivalent to a 1st degree; or equivalent professional experience/expertise. Students with non-traditional qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will also consider applications with prior learning (certificated or experiential) which fulfils some of the learning outcomes of the course for admission. Students whose 1st language is not English need to demonstrate a level of English broadly equivalent to an IELTS 7.0 or Band C1 on the Common European Framework. Applicants must be able to produce original certificates to prove their English language level. Please note that a UCLan English language examination at C1 is also available via the School of Language, Literature and International Studies.

Course modules

Modules include: Leadership: Theory, practice and reflection; community and practice-based research; community research project; interfaith dialogue and contemporary society; religion and society; god, sex and contemporary Britain; reason, faith and logos; religion and global dialogue; dissertation (triple module).

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods will be used during your course. Your skills, knowledge and understanding will be formally and informally assessed through written assignments, oral presentations and practical tasks. Tutors will provide additional supportive material to you. Informal opportunities will also be provided throughout the course in the form seminar papers presentations, contribution to class and online discussions, application of your learning informally in the workplace and active participation in tutorials.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Full-time GBP 11,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Full-time GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Full-time GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Full-time GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 525 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time GBP 525 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time GBP 525 per Module (Wales) 3 years
MA Part-time GBP 525 per Module (England) 3 years

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