The Comparative Religion and Social Anthropology programme at The University of Manchester explores how religion is inextricably bound up with ways of being human.
Religion is here to stay, and there is a critical need to understand how and why it forms a central part of human cultures.
You will explore themes such as ritual, myth, sacred space and iconography as critical features of human societies, both past and present.
You will study topics such as Judaism, the problem of evil, the Bible, social theory, power, and ethnography.
Your first year of study will cover research methods and key issues in Religion and Anthropology.
You will go on to focus on issues related to religion as culture, such as the role played by gender, politics and narrative representation, as well as the developing relationship between anthropology and religion.
In your final year, you will get the opportunity to focus further on specific themes and issues, including writing an independently researched dissertation on a topic of your own choice.
This course produces graduates who have a clear capacity to analyse and understand the many complex roles played by religion in human societies.These are skills of high value in today's globalised world.
- Study of Religions and Theology
- Power and Culture: Inequality in Everyday Life
- Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective
- Key Ideas in Social Anthropology
- Ethnographic Reading
- Histories of the Islamic World
- 36 months
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DisciplinesAnthropology Religious Studies & Theology Liberal Arts View 127 other Bachelors in Religious Studies & Theology in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Typical A-level offer: ABB, not including General Studies
- Typical contextual A-level offer: Grades BBB, not including General Studies
- Refugee/care-experienced offer: Applicants who have been in local authority care for more than three months or have refugee status may be eligible for an offer two grades below the standard requirements.
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer: 34 points overall. 6,5,5 in Higher Level subjects
International21500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21500 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
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