Social Anthropology (Religion in the Contemporary World)London School of Economics and Political Science
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Rank: 8 (UKEAS)
Location: London School of Economics and Political Science
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £23520
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London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
This programme offers students the opportunity to investigate the increasing prevalence of religious and secular dynamics across the globe and how concepts of religion interweave with aspects of today's society, in theory and practice.The programme tackles topics of key importance, from policy-relevant connections between religion and public life, and religion and politics, to more theoretical debates about the nature of belief, ritual, and questions of being. It allows students to explore the role of religion in the developing world, and illuminates Western models of religion and secularisation through comparison with those in the global south. The Department's strong tradition of fieldwork is an important element of the programme, with the core course giving you an in-depth knowledge of case studies based on your lecturers' own expert primary research on religion.
2:1 degree or overseas equivalent in any discipline. English higher level requirement.
IELTS: 7.5 (7.5 with 7.0 in listening and writing, reading6.5)
Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for London School of Economics and Political Science.
About this university
Nearly 150 countries are represented among the student body at the university and around two thirds of all students are from outside the UK. This means there are various sources of help and assistance on hand for international students including help with immigration and visas issues as well as English language courses. Most of this comes through the International Student Immigration Service who offer help before a student arrives, during their time at the university and also assistance after finishing their studies. They also operate the exchange programs, the Erasmus program and the Sciences Po undergraduate programs. At the heart of student life is the Student Union, a member of the National Union of Students and the University of London Union. It is often regarded as the most politically active in the UK, dating back to its activity in the 1960s. It operates out of a purpose built facility on the Aldwych campus. It is responsible for the organisation and undertaking of entertainment events and societies as well as student welfare issues. There are over 200 societies, 40 sports clubs and a busy media group within the university.