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Religion, Politics & Society BA

UCAS code: V621

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

This cutting-edge degree links political science, sociological, and anthropological perspectives to illuminate religion's role in domestic and global contexts, and explores how contemporary religious expressions shape and are shaped by cultural, social and political trends. This is a pioneering degree and is the first of its kind in the UK.

Key benefits

  • King's is home to a large, vibrant Department of Theology & Religious Studies, with special expertise in Islam, Judaism, Christianity and Buddhism and a variety of contemporary religious movements.
  • The Department is ranked joint 3rd in the UK for the power of world-leading and internationally excellent research. It is also in the top 10 for Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies in the UK (QS World Rankings by subject 2018).
  • Our teaching makes the most of London's rich religious culture, incorporating many places of worship and the collections of the British Museum.
  • King's central location offers easy access to numerous libraries across London.
  • Students develop key transferable skills which can lead to a variety of different careers.
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Course Aims

  • The course explores the complex relationships between religion, politics and society around the world.
  • It offers an innovative approach to the study of politics and society, linking them with sociological and anthropological perspectives.
  • to provide a new understanding of one of the central problems of our time: the role of religion in society and domestic, international and It also looks at transnational politics and how religion is in turn shaped by global and local cultural, social, and political trends.
  • You'll choose from a unique pattern of modules (some year-long modules, some over a single term). In your first year there will be some required modules to develop your basic subject knowledge. The range of choice increases substantially in the second and third years, to allow you to follow your developing interests and strengths.

Base campus

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Optional study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for either a single semester or a full year abroad supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional internships

Students will be supported through innovative digital education tools to discover meaningful work experience for themselves, including internships, insight programmes, which you can undertake alongside your studies.

Find out more about internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
None
Preferred subjects:
None

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

including 6,6,5 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Important note for applicants: This is a pioneering degree, the first of its kind in the United Kingdom. Applicants are advised that we will not expect the personal statement on the UCAS application form to be tailored to this particular degree. As we expect candidates to apply to a range of subjects, we will look not for subject relevance in the personal statement; instead, we are interested in the intellectual coherence of the statement. We would encourage all candidates, therefore, to demonstrate why they would wish to study at university, what interests them and why, and what stimulates them intellectually.

We are looking for students with: open minds; a willingness to engage intellectually with their teachers and fellow students; a commitment to making the very most of the first-rate education we provide; a love of learning; enthusiasm for life at the very heart of one of the most exciting and ethnically and culturally diverse cities in the world. We welcome students of all faiths and none, including mature students, international students, and students with no previous qualifications in theology or religious studies.

Come to one of our Religious Literacy Days to learn more about our department and see whether you might feel at home at King’s. Please click here for more information.

Application deadline: January 15th 2021.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We strongly believe that teaching and research should be closely related. All our teaching staff are research-active, many enjoying international reputations as leaders in their fields. Our commitment to original research means that we can introduce students to new discoveries in a diverse range of fields being explored by our staff.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure you have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that you also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written Examinations
  • Practical Examinations
  • Essays

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include written examinations and essays.

Coursework contributes approximately 60% and examinations approximately 40% to your final mark.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

A Religion, Politics & Society degree at King’s will equip you with key transferable skills in critical analysis, argument and communication that are indispensable in a wide variety of occupations.

King’s students go on to careers in: government, the Civil Service, non-government organisations, social services, the caring professions, charities, law, the City, academia, PR and advertising, journalism and the media, entertainment and the arts, the church and other religious organisations.

 

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Recent graduates from Theology and Religious Studies have found employment as an Insight Manager at ISPUN, a Sales Executive at an Events company

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £20,790 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • In addition to the course fees and the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:
  • • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • • Library fees and fines
  • • Personal photocopies
  • • Printing course handouts
  • • Society membership fees
  • • Stationery
  • • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • • Graduation costs
  • For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying).   Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. At present these are as follows:   •Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year.   •Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.   • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year. You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Course Aims

  • The course explores the complex relationships between religion, politics and society around the world.
  • It offers an innovative approach to the study of politics and society, linking them with sociological and anthropological perspectives.
  • to provide a new understanding of one of the central problems of our time: the role of religion in society and domestic, international and It also looks at transnational politics and how religion is in turn shaped by global and local cultural, social, and political trends.
  • You'll choose from a unique pattern of modules (some year-long modules, some over a single term). In your first year there will be some required modules to develop your basic subject knowledge. The range of choice increases substantially in the second and third years, to allow you to follow your developing interests and strengths.

Base campus

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Optional study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply for either a single semester or a full year abroad supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional internships

Students will be supported through innovative digital education tools to discover meaningful work experience for themselves, including internships, insight programmes, which you can undertake alongside your studies.

Find out more about internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
None
Preferred subjects:
None

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAB

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

including 6,6,5 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: There are no GCSE requirements for this programme.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

Important note for applicants: This is a pioneering degree, the first of its kind in the United Kingdom. Applicants are advised that we will not expect the personal statement on the UCAS application form to be tailored to this particular degree. As we expect candidates to apply to a range of subjects, we will look not for subject relevance in the personal statement; instead, we are interested in the intellectual coherence of the statement. We would encourage all candidates, therefore, to demonstrate why they would wish to study at university, what interests them and why, and what stimulates them intellectually.

We are looking for students with: open minds; a willingness to engage intellectually with their teachers and fellow students; a commitment to making the very most of the first-rate education we provide; a love of learning; enthusiasm for life at the very heart of one of the most exciting and ethnically and culturally diverse cities in the world. We welcome students of all faiths and none, including mature students, international students, and students with no previous qualifications in theology or religious studies.

Come to one of our Religious Literacy Days to learn more about our department and see whether you might feel at home at King’s. Please click here for more information.

Application deadline: January 15th 2021.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We strongly believe that teaching and research should be closely related. All our teaching staff are research-active, many enjoying international reputations as leaders in their fields. Our commitment to original research means that we can introduce students to new discoveries in a diverse range of fields being explored by our staff.

We will use a delivery method that will ensure you have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that you also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written Examinations
  • Practical Examinations
  • Essays

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include written examinations and essays.

Coursework contributes approximately 60% and examinations approximately 40% to your final mark.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a three-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

A Religion, Politics & Society degree at King’s will equip you with key transferable skills in critical analysis, argument and communication that are indispensable in a wide variety of occupations.

King’s students go on to careers in: government, the Civil Service, non-government organisations, social services, the caring professions, charities, law, the City, academia, PR and advertising, journalism and the media, entertainment and the arts, the church and other religious organisations.

 

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Recent graduates from Theology and Religious Studies have found employment as an Insight Manager at ISPUN, a Sales Executive at an Events company

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £20,790 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • In addition to the course fees and the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:
  • • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • • Library fees and fines
  • • Personal photocopies
  • • Printing course handouts
  • • Society membership fees
  • • Stationery
  • • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • • Graduation costs
  • For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying).   Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. At present these are as follows:   •Home students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for £6,167 for King’s tuition fees for the year.   •Overseas students studying for a semester abroad will receive an invoice for two thirds of the King's tuition fees for the year.   • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year. You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.  

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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