MA in Religion
Our MA in Religion provides core training for students wanting to pursue further postgraduate research or research in other contexts.
The programme offers an overview of key theoretical debates in the study of religion, as well as methodological issues and approaches for conducting fieldwork. You also study two modules of your choice, suited to your own specific interests.
You have the opportunity to refine ideas for a research project through your taught modules and dissertation, and you also receive guidance on writing research proposals and seeking funding.
The part-time PCert in Religion enables those working as clergy, social workers, teachers or similar, to study towards a higher level qualification alongside their work. On this programme, you study two modules of your choice from the range within the course structure.
It is possible to register for the Certificate and then transfer to the MA programme.
The Department of Religious Studies
Collectively, the staff at Kent cover all the current methodologies and theoretical approaches (from empirical research to psychology of religion to continental philosophy and history of ideas). As well as offering expertise in all the major ‘world religions’, we are widely recognised for groundbreaking work at the edges of the category of religion as well as for work on the invention of the category of ‘religion’.
This school offers programs in: