King's College London, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The programme explores the complex relationships between religion, politics and society around the world. It offers an innovative approach to the study of politics and society, linking it with sociological and anthropological perspectives to provide a new understanding of one of the central problems of our time: the role of religion in society and domestic, international and transnational politics, and how religion is in turn shaped by global and local cultural, social, and political trends. Each programme has a distinctive core, with a unique pattern of modules (some year-long modules, some over a single term). In your first year there will be some required modules to develop your basic subject knowledge. The range of choice increases substantially in the second and third years, to allow you to follow your developing interests and strengths. Our module options may change from year to year as we strive to further improve the variety of modules on offer
We strongly believe that teaching and research should be closely related. All our teaching staff are research-active, many enjoying international reputations as leaders in their fields. Our commitment to original research means that we can introduce students to new discoveries in a diverse range of fields being explored by our staff.
Methods of assessment vary between modules, but typically involve some coursework (usually an essay) and a written examination, although a few modules are assessed in only one of these methods.
As befits a capital city that is home to a mix of people of hugely diverse backgrounds, London offers tremendous opportunities for the student of religion. Numerous religious groups with their very different beliefs and rituals, as well as artistic traditions exhibited in places of worship, exist on the department’s doorstep. Unrivalled resources enabling us to put those facets into context are close at hand: looking beyond the College, we can turn to the National Archives, the British Library, the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Lambeth Palace Library, to name only a few.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAB||Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 33 credits
M: 12 credits
P: 0 credits
|Scottish Higher||AAB||Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, M2||Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||35 points||including 6,6,5 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Not accepted|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AB||Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.|
Preferred subjects: None
Required subjects: None
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill|
|IELTS (Academic)||7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill|
|Institution's Own Test||Pass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 7|
|PTE Academic||69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill|
|TOEFL (iBT)||100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills|
|Trinity ISE||Level III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill|
We also accept the English Language component of a number of International and European qualifications as meeting our English Language requirements. These can include GCSE English, the International Baccalaureate, the Abitur or the French Baccalaureat. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band B.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
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