University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Theology and Public Life

The programme is designed to enhance students' understanding of the growing and contentious role of religion in the public sphere, and to explore theological responses to and modes of engagement with public life; it is most likely of interest to recent graduates in theology and/or religious studies, and also provides an opportunity for public and private sector professionals, whose work requires expertise and literacy in religious and faith matters, to reflect on best practice.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st degree 2.1 (MA) or 2.2 (PGDip) or equivalent in a relevant subject; if English is not the applicant's 1st language they require IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in any component).

Course modules

Core modules: Theology and public life; religion and society (research processes and methods); 2 optional modules: sin, public discourse and public life; religions and global development; contemporary issues in theology, religion and gender; race and religion in southern Africa (apartheid and its aftermath).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,900 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
0113 343 3644