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Education in the law of religion

The LLM (Canon Law) at Cardiff University is the only programme postgraduate study in the canon law of the churches of the Worldwide Anglican Communion, particularly that of the Church of (...)

The LLM (Canon Law) at Cardiff University is the only programme postgraduate study in the canon law of the churches of the Worldwide Anglican Communion, particularly that of the Church of England, and the Roman Catholic Church, and the law of the State applicable to these churches.

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses on law and religion, or religious law is sometimes offered as optional element as part of a law degree.

Cardiff University offers a course on Law and Religion for undergraduates. The course is available as both a 20 credit and 30 credit option.

Brunel University London offers a postgraduate course on International Human Rights and Islamic Law (30 credits) and on Islamic financial law and banking regulations (15 credits)

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Education in the sociology of Religion

The following degrees are especially for the sociology of religion, sometimes in combination with anthropology, history, theology or related disciplines:
University of Birmingham: MRes (...)

The following degrees are especially for the sociology of religion, sometimes in combination with anthropology, history, theology or related disciplines:

University of Birmingham: MRes Inter-religious relations

The University of Bristol: BA Theology and Sociology

Cardiff University: BA Sociology and Religious studies

University of Exeter: MA Ethics, Religion and Society

University of Hull: BA (Hons) Religion with Sociology

King’s College London: BA Religion, Politics and Society

King’s College London: MA Religion in Contemporary Society

The University of Wolverhamton:BA (Hons)Religious studies and Sociology

Many sociology degrees in the UK have sociology of religion as either a compulsory or optional module as part of a sociology degree. Institutions which offer explicit sociology of religion modules include:

University of Aberdeen: MA Sociology

University of Birmingham: BA Sociology

University of Central Lancashire: BA (Hons) Sociology

University of Derby: BA Sociology

University of Glasgow: MA Sociology

University of Kent: MA Sociology

University of Nottingham: MA Sociology

Queen’s University Belfast: MA Sociology

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Research

The Centre for Law and Religion at Cardiff University carries out research in all areas of law and religion. The nationwide Law and Religion Scholars Network (LARSN) was set up by Cardiff’s Centre (...)

The Centre for Law and Religion at Cardiff University carries out research in all areas of law and religion. The nationwide Law and Religion Scholars Network (LARSN) was set up by Cardiff’s Centre for Law and Religion in 2008 to bring together academics who were interested in how law and religion interact.

Other research groups focusing on religion and law are:

The University of Bristol: Centre for the Study of Law and Religion

The Religion and Society Research programme is a large cluster of research projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Economic and Social Research Council and directed by Professor Linda Woodhead at Lancaster University.

The British Sociological Association’s Sociology of Religion Study group is a network of British sociologists and researching religion. Founded in 1975, this is one of the largest study groups within the British Sociological Association

Other research centres for the sociology of religion and related fields are:

Centre for Religion and Contemporary Society at Birkbeck University directed by Gordon Lynch

Race, Ethnicity, Religion and Nationalism at Goldsmith’s University

Society, Religion and Belief Research Centre at the University of Derby

Other universities with a strong research profile within the sociology of religion include the University of Aberdeen, University of Manchester, University of Oxford, University of Warwick.

INFORM The information network on Religious Movements, an independent charity based at London School of Economics and Political Science, founded by Eileen Barker for unbiased research and information on new religious movements.

Theos is a ‘public theology thinktank’ which sponsors surveys, commissions and produces reports, and hosts events.

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Islam in teaching and research

Overview of Islam in education and research, work by Camille Andres Elias Geoffroy, Arif Gümus, Lucas Schildknecht, Master 2 students, Law, religion, society, specialty "Islamology" Faculty of Law (...)

Overview of Islam in education and research, work by Camille Andres Elias Geoffroy, Arif Gümus, Lucas Schildknecht, Master 2 students, Law, religion, society, specialty "Islamology" Faculty of Law of the University of Strasbourg, 2011-2012.

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