University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Religious Studies

This programme provides the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge in theory and m pethod in the study of religions and the possibility of studying aspects of specific religious traditions, to develop research skills necessary for writing a major dissertation in religious studies, to enhance transferable skills in cross-cultural analysis and understanding and provide a foundation for progression to PhD study.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent, in humanities or social sciences, including religious studied; any appropriate experience will also be considered.

Course modules

Core modules include: theory and method in the study of religion; selected themes in the study of religion; approaches to research in divinity and religious studies. Optional modules include: contemporary theories of religion; gender and ethics in Islam; new age spirituality in contemporary culture; new dimensions in Jewish thought; new indigenous religious movements; religion and nationalism; religion and the new African diaspora.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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0131 650 8952