Psychology of Religion
MSc Psychology of Religion
Psychology of religion is a continually developing and exciting area within the field of psychology. This full or part-time, distance learning course will let you understand why people believe what they do and how this relates to the ways in which a person thinks and behaves.
This course provides an excellent opportunity for those interested in the relationship between psychology and religion to deepen and broaden their understanding of this field up to Masters level. The psychology of religion provides an overview of the classical theories of the psychology of religion, and an in-depth assessment of current research within the field. The course will provide you with a theoretical basis for understanding religion, and for understanding the role that religion plays in an individual’s life. There will also be opportunities for you to further explore your areas of interest.
- Unique course, only taught at one other university in the UK
- The course will be delivered entirely onlinethrough e-learning
- Virtual meetings are held with fellow students and tutors using Adobe connect
- You will use forums to interact with others on the course
- Our psychology departmentdivision of psychology is research-active in this specialist area
- This course will provide you with the skills necessary to conduct your own empirical study
This course will be of interest to those working in careers that require an understanding of people’s beliefs and values: e.g. clergy, health care professionals, social workers, psychologists and teachers. It provides an excellent base for further study within the field of the psychology of religion.
Start month: September
Start month: September
For some students a DBS check (previously known as CRB), may be necessary depending on the focus of their independent study
Indicative modules include:
- Psychology of Religion: an introduction
- Research Methods
- Mental Health, Religion and Culture
- Individual Differences and Religion
- The Social Psychology of Religious Experience, Belief and Behaviour
- Positive Psychology and Religion
- Conference module
The programme is open to both Psychology graduates and graduates in other disciplines. It is expected that students will have gained at least a 2.2 honours degree.
A wide variety of assessments will be employed, including essays, book reviews, poster presentations and a dissertation.