MA Psychology of Religion

General

Program Description

Investigate the intersection of psychology, philosophy and religious studies. The programme approaches religion from the standpoint of psychology, without assuming the truth of religious claims and values. By asking what psychology can offer to our understanding of people’s religious beliefs, values, and behaviour, you will explore relationships between religious belief and behaviour, as well as those between religion, mental health and well-being, and the importance of social and contextual factors in religious development.

It attracts teachers of religious education, mental health professionals, pastoral care workers, priests and ministers of religion. This degree takes into account that students will be coming from varied academic backgrounds and welcomes this diversity.

MODULES

  • Psychology and Religion
  • Psychological Perspectives on Religious Development
  • Scientific Study of Religion
  • Mental Health, Religion and Culture

Entry

An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in psychology, religious studies, theology or another appropriate subject

Interim awards

  • PGCert Psychology of Religion
  • PGDip Psychology of Religion

Course length

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time
Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

For over 400 years, Heythrop College has specialised in the study of Philosophy and Theology. Here, these subjects are not merely departments within a larger institution; the whole College is devoted

For over 400 years, Heythrop College has specialised in the study of Philosophy and Theology. Here, these subjects are not merely departments within a larger institution; the whole College is devoted Read less