King's College London

Course Introduction

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.

Course Modules

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
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
6 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • 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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12% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 45%

Total Coursework: 53%

Total Practical: 2%

£5,980 - £6,740
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,400
Typical cost of private accommodation