Course Overview

Lancaster's Religious Studies and Sociology degree is taught by some of the leading international scholars in both fields. Lancaster is first in the North West for Religious Studies - as ranked by The Guardian University Guide 2013 - and our Sociology Department was ranked top five in the UK in the last UK Research Assessment (2008).

Your degree will help you understand the interface between religion and society and addresses a wide range of issues affecting people's lives today and the societies in which they live. You'll also develop a sensitivity to the historical contexts that have shaped the contemporary world.

You'll divide your time equally between courses in Sociology and Religious Studies, starting with World Religions and Introduction to Sociology modules. You'll be able to specialise and develop your own interests with second-year subjects such as Understanding Social Thought and Religion and Society, as well as final year modules that include; Media, Politics and Religion, The Moral Life of Society and Indian Religious and Philosophical Thought.

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