Heythrop College, University of London

Course Introduction

The programme approaches religion from the standpoint of psychology, without making any assumptions about particular religious truths and values, and asks what psychology can offer to our understanding of people's religious beliefs, values, and behaviour; it explores the relationships between religious belief and behaviour, and between religion, mental health and well'being generally, and the importance of social, contextual and cultural factors in religious development.

Course Modules

Modules include: Psychology and religion; psychological perspectives on religious development; the scientific study of religion; mental health, religion and culture; dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

An Honours degree, (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent. While applicants may hold degrees in psychology, religious studies and theology, students with degrees in other fields may also apply; for applicants whose 1st language is not English, the College requires: IELTS score of at least 6.5, with no less than 6.5 in each of listening, speaking, reading and writing; TOEFL internet based test score of 92 with no less than 23 in each of listening, speaking, reading and writing; Pearson Test of English Academic score of 60 overall with no less than 55 in any component.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £11,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £5,725  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £2,350  Academic year. First year home fees