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Introduction to Undergraduate Religious Studies
Religion is a major factor in world history and modern politics and its study involves knowledge of the major traditions, of the issues they raise and of the different methods of analysing them. PPR at Lancaster offers a comparative approach to the study of religion, focusing upon the various ways the human race has expressed its search for meaning. Our degree schemes include single honours Religious Studies and the distinctive programme Ethics, Philosophy and Religion, as well as a number of options for joint honours study.
We offer courses on the major traditions, including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism; and we train students to do research using the methods appropriate to their study: historical, textual, philosophical, theological, sociological, anthropological and psychological. Some of the topics covered in our wide range of courses include: religion and politics; religion and gender; religion and violence; philosophy and religious thought; religion in relation to secularism, pluralism, and multiculturalism; interpretations of sacred texts; and new age spiritualities.
In an increasingly global world and an increasingly multicultural society, those with knowledge of other faiths, beliefs, philosophies and cultures are highly valued by many prospective employers. Religious Studies is recognised as a high quality degree which equips graduates with a wide range of skills in analysis and human interaction. This is much appreciated by prospective employers in both the private and public sectors.
Lancaster University is ranked 5th in the UK for graduate employability according to data from the 2012 Complete University Guide.
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