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Research Methods for the Study of Religion

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Postgraduate study

The training and development of postgraduate students is an important part of the work of the Department of Religious Studies at Kent. The MA in Religion, taught at Canterbury, reflects core areas of expertise in the Department and is also available with a term in Paris. MA students are encouraged to play an active role in seminars and other research activities.

The Department of Religious Studies supervises doctoral students working on projects ranging from the critical, theoretical examination of key concepts and thinkers in the study of religion, the study of religious subjectivities in a wide range of historical and contemporary contexts, and forms of religion and the sacred in contemporary society and culture. The Department provides a regular theory reading group for doctoral students and plays a leading national role in providing methodological training for doctoral students working in the study of contemporary religion.