This new and innovative degree links political science, sociological, and anthropological perspectives to illuminate religion's role in domestic & global contexts, and, conversely, explores how contemporary religious expressions shape and are shaped by cultural, social and political trends. This is a pioneering programme, the first of its kind in the UK.
Year 1 core: Introduction to the sociology of faith; introduction to the anthropology of religion; introduction to religion and politics. Year 1 options: Islam's beginnings; introduction to Jewish thought and practice; introduction to Christianity; Islam: later developments and modern practices; introduction to Buddhism. Year 2 core: Religion in different socio'cultural contexts; religion: social and geo'political context; religion and politics in international and transnational contexts. Year 2 options: Modern Islam I: history and politics; modern Islam ii: sociological and intellectual trends; religious differences: Jewish, Christian and other perspectives; lived religion: making sense of religious practices. Year 3 core: Muslim communities in the west; religion, politics and global media; new religious movements in global perspective; varieties of religious experience.
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees|
|BA (Hons)||£9,000 Academic year. First year home fees|
- SQA Higher
- International Baccalaureate 35
- GCE A-level AAB
- SQA Advanced Higher AB
- GCE AS-level
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma
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Total Written: 45%
Total Coursework: 53%
Total Practical: 2%