What Will You Study

Religious Studies at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to study some of the world's major religious traditions and to debate about the role of religion in the modern world. You will have the chance to develop skills in critical thinking and in examining controversial issues from multiple perspectives. We aim to enable you to graduate from our degree programme with a deeper awareness of cultural diversity and an informed understanding of the conflicts and challenges of the contemporary world.

We offer modules on some of the world’s major religious traditions, including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Throughout our modules, we aim to train you to do research using the methods appropriate to your study: historical, textual, philosophical, theological, sociological, anthropological and psychological. Some of the topics covered in our range of courses include: Religion in Society; Gender and Religion; Hinduism in the Modern World; Religion and Violence; Reading Buddhism and Religion and Politics.