Religious Studies PhD


Key information

Qualification type


Subject areas

Religious Studies

Course type


Course summary

In Religion our primary focus on religion and spirituality in the contemporary world means we are ideally positioned to contribute to topics of growing concern within the academic discipline of Religious Studies, including the often unexpected changes and developments taking place in connection with religion, spirituality, philosophy, and social and cultural change. We particularly welcome interest in Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Japanese religions; the social and cultural transformations of contemporary religion and spirituality; sociology of religion; religion and popular culture; modern religious thought and history;/new religious movements; women and religion; and methodological issues in the study of religion. The discipline has a strong approach to supporting students, whether through reading groups, research methods study classes, opportunities to present and review research projects or links with external presenters.

Different course options

Full time | Lancaster University | 3 - 4 years | OCT-16

Study mode

Full time


3 - 4 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, and a viable research proposal. For international students: IELTS 6.5 score or equivalent qualification.