Course Overview

Taking this innovative joint degree at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to learn from academics shaping the study of Politics and Religious Studies today. Their commitment to teaching and research has led to Lancaster being first in the North West for both Politics and Religious Studies, as ranked by The Guardian University Guide 2014.

Exploring Politics and Religion side by side, you’ll be able to answer key questions, such as: how does religion influence political behaviour? What role does religion play in current affairs? You’ll gain a good understanding of the central themes of both subjects before specialising in topics related to Politics, Religious Studies and the wider social sciences.

You’ll begin your degree with core courses including Politics and Governance in the Contemporary World and Religions of the Modern World. In your second and final years, you’ll study subjects such as Religion and Politics; Britain in the World; Africa and Global Politics; Liberals and Communitarians; Islam: Tradition, Community and Contemporary Challenges; Media, Religion and Politics; and Religion and Violence. 

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