Religion spans history, influences cultures and plays a major role in shaping today’s political landscape. It’s a subject that remains in the news constantly – in contexts ranging from discussions about marriage and gender identity to concerns about immigration and terrorist attacks. With all this in mind, it has never been more important to explore the many facets of religion, and understand the term’s meaning in a range of cultural contexts.
Studying Religion at the University of Stirling gives you a chance to do all this. You’ll explore how the meaning of “Religion” differs around the world, and take a positive approach to considering how the term might be re-interpreted. Our teaching team is dedicated to carrying out cutting-edge research into religion, and they feed their findings back into new books and papers – as well as your coursework. Through your studies, you’ll develop a keen analytical mind, as well as the valuable ability to understand other people’s point-of-view and understanding of the world.
We’re ranked 3rd in Scotland for Theology and Religious Studies (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018) and are committed to equipping you with transferable skills that will make you a valuable asset to a range of employers. Join us and benefit from a fresh, innovative approach to studying one of the world’s most foundational topics.
Please note: Religion at Stirling is studied as part of a combined degree with a range of other subjects.
Top reasons to study with us
#1 3rd in Scotland for Theology and Religious Studies (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
#2 Study Religion as a combined degree with one of 10 other subjects
#3 Learn from expert staff who are fully active in publishing and research
Most teaching takes place through a mixture of formal lectures and smaller, more informal, seminar groups. When writing your dissertation, you’ll meet your supervisor on a one-to-one basis regularly throughout the final semester.
A variety of assessment methods are used, including essays, reports, class tests, reviews and oral presentations.
As a University of Stirling student, you’ll have the opportunity to broaden your horizons and study abroad through our well-established connections with several international universities.
Find out more about studying abroad
Dr Alison Jasper, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
+44 (0) 1786 467968
Fees - 2018/2019
- Overseas students (non-EU): £12,140
- Scottish and EU students: £1,820
- Students from the rest of the UK: £9,250
About the School
At the University of Stirling, being the difference is in our DNA – providing education with a purpose and carrying out research that helps to shape society.