The University of Aberdeen

Religion and Society

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Rank: 26 (TCUG)

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Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2019/09/02

Duration: -

Intl fees: £15900

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The MSc Religion and Society offers you an opportunity to study the intricate connections between religion and society and advance sociological research and analysis. The history of religion is recorded as before the Paleolithic period advancing to Neolithic and Axial periods with influential texts and societal rules. During the Middle Ages, the formation of religion started to take shape with specific named religions spreading internationally. The Religionsgeschichtliche Schule suggested that religion has evolved alongside humanity from human culture. Religion has shaped moral conduct and civilisation to abide by a set of rules which have influenced other disciplines formation and structure. The MSc in Religion and Society provides you with an advanced sociological understanding of the reciprocal interactions of religion and society, with particular focus on the modern west. The programme is for students who want to pursue doctoral studies in the area or wish to continue their professional development, drawing upon their experience in parish, congregational and community development, or religious education. The degree programme is the first of its kind in Scotland and reflects a strong concentration of research interest in the sociology of religion in the department.


Entry requirements

Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree with at least 2:1 standard from a recognised university or body. In exceptional circumstances applicants without this qualification may be admitted subject to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of work experience, appropriate to the field of study.

Language qualifications

IELTS (Academic): 6.5
PTE Academic: 62.0
TOEFL (iBT): 90.0

About this university

International students

For students travelling from outside the UK, the International Student Advisors are available to help guide them on a range of issues. This can range from immigration and visas information, non-academic guidance regarding life in the country as well as help on financial matters. They are based within the Student Advice and Support Office and there are also various pages on the website to help with confidential advice and guidance. Students are represented by the Aberdeen University Students' Association (AUSA). It does not operate a traditional students' union arrangement but does operate The Hub, a dining and social centre created in the former central refectory after a refurbishment. There are some 100 clubs and societies for students to get involved with. The AUSA organises these and among them is the Aberdeen University Debater, the oldest organisation founded in 1848. There is also a student newspaper and numerous other arts and media opportunities. Another notable organisation is the Aberdeen Future Fund, a charity that seeks positive relationships from alumni of the university with current students to help prepare for their future. Sports are organised by the Aberdeen University Sports Union and make use of the various facilities around the sites including the fields to the rear of King's College and the Aberdeen Sports Village.

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