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Global uncertainties and religious change

Study Religion and locality with The Open University

Religions are deeply implicated in processes of cultural, social, political, ecological and economic change. Whether religions are seen as driving processes of change or mediating its reception, and whether change is seen as a harbinger of religious resurgence or decline, our research interrogates religion in complex and shifting contexts including secularisation, modernity and globalisation.
We welcome applications in areas that correspond with current staff research interests. We look for detailed and well thought-out proposals, which set out specific research questions and outline the originality of your topic or approach. We encourage you to discuss your ideas informally before submitting an application; to do so please contact us (details below).

Qualifications available:

PhD or MPhil


For detailed information on current fees visit Fees and funding.

Entry requirements:

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent)

Further information

If you have an enquiry specific to this research area please contact:

Professor Graham Harvey
+44 (0)1908 652032

For general enquiries please contact the Research Degrees Team via the link under 'Your Questions' on the right of the page.