Undergraduate Religious Studies

Undergraduate Religious Studies

Religious Studies

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.

You will develop skills in critical thinking and in examining controversial issues from multiple perspectives. You will 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.

Our degree schemes include single honours Religious Studies and the distinctive programme Ethics, Philosophy and Religion, as well as a number of options for joint honours study. The Lancaster degree programme in Religious Studies was the first of its kind in the UK and continues to be a leader in terms of quality teaching and innovative research. 

The Religious Studies degree programme is ranked 6th overalls ranked first for staff-student ratio, and 6th overall in the UK, in the Guardian University Guide 2020"


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    I chose Lancaster because I was specifically interested in studying Asian religions. It was important for me to choose a department which offered modules on a range of different religious traditions.

    Gabriella Jones