MA Psychology of Religion

Heythrop College - University Of London

Program Description

MA Psychology of Religion

Heythrop College - University Of London

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.


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


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
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
4,500 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 4,500 GBP
- full-time, 2,350 GBP - part-time (UK/EU); 11,500 GBP - full-time, 5,725 GBP - part-time (Overseas)