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Religion and Society (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #351 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
Religion is one of the most important social forces shaping our world today. This Religion and Society (Hons) course, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, will teach you about the ways it interacts with all aspects of society, from communications to politics and gender.


Why study BA Religion and Society (Hons) at Goldsmiths, University of London?

  • Our current religious landscape raises difficult and urgent questions which demand sophisticated analysis. Using a mix of classical theories and contemporary research, you’ll be encouraged to think critically about religion and find the answers.
  • London is a truly global city, so there’s no better place to see how religion impacts our everyday life than the capital. We make the most of our location by taking you on walking tours of the local area, where you’ll see how religion interacts with the community around it.
  • You’ll be encouraged to take a work placement module, likely with organisations such as think tanks, pressure groups, media organisations and NGOs.
  • Our students are changing the world – they’ve worked on projects that deal with LGBTQ+ rights and the role of the media, and they are likely to go on to work in politics, charities and education.
  • We’re welcoming of all students, whether you have a religious background or not. This isn’t a traditional theology degree – we approach religion as a social science. If you’re curious about religion and want to engage critically with what’s happening around you, this is the course for you.
  • The BA Religion & Society degree is led by the Department of Sociology and is also taught across the departments of Anthropology and Politics and International Relations, so you'll be able to benefit from a range of perspectives and take modules from all disciplines.
  • You'll be taught by experts in the field, including programme convenor Professor Abby Day, who is well-known nationally and internationally.


The BA Religion will help you develop the following skills:

  • An understanding of the role of religion in contemporary global society
  • The ability to design and carry out preliminary research
  • The ability to approach and investigate a subject from multiple perspectives
  • The ability to investigate, assess and communicate empirical information
  • An awareness and appreciation of social and cultural differences
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills including public speaking, developing and presenting an argument, note taking and report writing


  • This programme’s breadth ideally suits students who want to undertake further academic study in the fields of religion, sociology, anthropology and politics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • You can still apply up to 30 June
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern Knowledge, Modern Power
  • Culture and Society
  • Believing and Belonging in London and the World
  • Colonialism, Power and Resistance

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • A-level: BBB
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655 
  • Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules
  • Scottish qualifications: BBBBC (Higher) or BBC (Advanced Higher)
  • European Baccalaureate: 75%
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H2 H2

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14330 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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