Investigate the intersection of psychology, philosophy and religious studies. The programme approaches religion from the standpoint of psychology, without assuming the truth of religious claims and values. By asking what psychology can offer to our understanding of people’s religious beliefs, values, and behaviour, you will explore relationships between religious belief and behaviour, as well as those between religion, mental health and well-being, and the importance of social and contextual factors in religious development.
It attracts teachers of religious education, mental health professionals, pastoral care workers, priests and ministers of religion. This degree takes into account that students will be coming from varied academic backgrounds and welcomes this diversity.