Religious Studies MA - 2019 Entry
Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)
This is a broad MA programme for anyone interested in the academic discipline of Religious Studies. It is designed to introduce you to key theoretical and methodological issues in the study of religion from a range of disciplinary perspectives.
The programme explores key topics such as the social and cultural transformations of contemporary religion and spirituality; religion and conflict; religion and popular culture; modern religious thought and history; new religious movements; and religion and gender. In addition, the programme provides you with an opportunity to explore the history, texts and contemporary contexts of specific religious traditions.
The advanced research skills, developed through the programme, are relevant to a range of professions. Equally, it also provides a firm foundation for those looking to pursue academic careers.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Theory and Methods in Postgraduate Studies
- Religion and Conflict (distance learning)
- Sources of Indian Religion and Philosophy
- Faith Debates: Religion, Society and Politics (distance learning)
- Reading Buddhism
- Media, Religion and Politics
- Religion and violence
- Conflict Management and Contemporary Conflicts
- Globalisation: Its Meanings, Causes and Consequences
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Duration: 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.
Entry requirements: An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent.
IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent.
Assessment: Coursework and dissertation.
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
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