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MA in Religious Studies

This programme consists of five taught modules and a dissertation of 20,000 words. Each taught module counts for 20 credits and is usually assessed by a 5,000 word essay. The five taught modules combine to make 100 credits, while the dissertation equals 80 credits. The programme can be taken either in a full-time mode (completed in 12 months) or as a part-time degree.

Core Modules

  • PPR400: Theory and Method in Postgraduate Studies
  • PPR470: Studying Religion

Elective Modules

Please note that the availability of elective modules varies from year to year. For currently available modules, please check the course handbook.

  • PPR401: Independent Study Module
  • PPR471: Religion, Popular Culture and Cultural Studies
  • PPR472: Spirit Possession in Contemporary Social Contexts
  • PPR473: Nineteenth-Century Religious Thought
  • PPR474: Twentieth-Century Religious Thought
  • PPR475: Construction of Gender in Asian Religions
  • PPR476: Classical Islam
  • PPR477: Religion and Psychoanalytic Thought
  • PPR478: Buddhism: State and Society
  • PPR479: Spirituality: Asian Perspectives
  • PPR480: Secularity/Sacrality
  • PPR481: The Qur'an: Hermeneutics and Gender Politics
  • PPR482: Contemporary Issues in South Asian Religions
  • PPR484: Pilgrimage
  • PPR485: World Christianity: Local Issues and Global Processes
  • PPR486: Interrogating Political and Religious Spaces


Funding Opportunities

MA Bursaries of £1000 each now available for 2015 entry.

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