Religion, Media and Culture (P5054)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module will examine how religion and religious identity are represented, and in doing so will also explore issues of cultural values, cultural identity, and belief. We have lived in an era since the 1970s in which the ‘end of religion’ and the ideological convergence between secularism and democracy has characterised western political discourse. This module will explore the extent to which religious affiliation continues to inhabit our media and our everyday lives and seek to better understand the role of religion in creating and maintaining cultural values.


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay, Presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 22 hours of contact time and 278 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.