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 transnational politics, and how religion is in turn shaped by global and local cultural, social, and political trends.
Each course has a distinctive core, with 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.
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.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include written examinations and essays.
As a capital city and home to a mix of people of hugely diverse backgrounds, London offers great opportunities to you as a student of religion. Many religious groups with very different beliefs, rituals and religious art exist on the Department’s doorstep.
Our central location on the King’s College London Strand Campus means we have access to unrivalled resources, such as the National Archives, the British Library, the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Lambeth Palace Library, to name only a few.
Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.