What Will You Study

The History and Religious Studies degree at Lancaster will develop your critical abilities within two vibrant departments of like-minded students, tutors and expert scholars.

Your degree gives you the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of cross-cultural ethics, religion in society and the impact of religion on history, and vice versa. In addition to compulsory courses, you’ll be able choose from a menu of optional modules and tailor your studies to the periods, movements, faiths and institutions that have shaped our world and inspire you the most.

You will be based in the Department of History, a thriving centre of historical teaching and research. The Department scored 97% overall satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey and our research environment was ranked 100% world leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014). The work of our Regional Heritage Centre puts us at the heart of the local historical community and enables us to offer a pioneering range of placements, with partners such as The National Trust and The Greater Manchester Museums Group.

Religious Studies at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to study the world's major religious traditions and to debate about the role of religion in the modern world.