48 months
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23100 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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About

The Religious Studies programme at The University of Edinburgh covers historical and contemporary material. It takes as much interest in the groups and people who practice religion as their gods, deities, ancestors and spirits.

Overview

Religious studies is an interdisciplinary field of study focusing on religious beliefs and practices and their relationship with the wider world.

In the Religious Studies programme at The University of Edinburgh, you will study the concepts and emotions which underpin religious belief and practice, and their role and function in culture and society.

What you will cover

You will look at practices and texts and consider a range of expressions of religion from popular culture to systematic ideas. You'll approach religion at both the individual and collective level and study traditions in different countries.

Career opportunities

Our graduates pursue a wide range of careers in a variety of settings, including:

  • the creative arts
  • non-governmental organisations
  • finance
  • teaching
  • management
  • administration
  • government
  • counselling
  • the voluntary sector

Programme Structure

Year 1

Religious studies courses

You will study two compulsory religion courses. These will cover a range of religious traditions and approaches.

You will also choose from a range of courses on religious traditions, including:

  • Asian religions
  • Christianity
  • Islam 

Year 2

You will study two compulsory religion courses, covering a range of religious traditions and approaches. You will also take courses following on from your Year 1 choices.

Year 3

You will choose advanced courses on one or more religious traditions and will take other courses in the study of religion.

If you took combined options in Years 1 and 2 you may continue with these.

Year 4

You will choose further advanced courses on one or more religious traditions and complete a dissertation with academic supervision.

If you took combined options in your first three years you may continue with these.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The standard entry requirement is:

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or AABB/ABBBB by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6.
  • A Levels: ABB.
  • IB: 34 points with 655 at HL.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Home - RUK fees: £9,250

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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