This programme is studied on campus.
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.