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Full time | Parkgate Road Campus | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Religious Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course will enable you to explore the diversity of global religious and spiritual life.

Course overview

This course will enable you to explore the diversity of global religious and spiritual life; probe relationships between religion, spirituality, society, identity, ethics, and popular culture; explore texts and traditions; consider the phenomenon of religion from a range of disciplinary perspectives; receive training in advanced research skills; and undertake field research.

Assessment

Assessments include long essays (usually 4,000 words), shorter critical reviews, research proposals, and other shorter tasks. There are no examinations. The dissertation is a single piece of work comprising 20,000 words.

Full-time and part-time students should expect to devote 30 hours or 15 hours respectively per week to their studies. You will also have two to six contact hours per week.

Job prospects

This course develops skills in empathy, cultural sensitivity, and religious literacy valued by employers. Students go on to work in several professions, including teaching, banking and financial business, marketing and advertising, publishing, civil service, health and social care, counselling, and customer service.

Modules

A topic is chosen relating to a student's programme aims and learning outcomes, and to their personal and/or professional interests. The dissertation is based upon guided, but largely independent, research. Research methodology forms part of supervision and of the submitted dissertation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

6,885

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

13,450

Entry requirements

You need a 2:1 honours degree in religious studies and/or theology or related disciplines is required. Applicants with lower qualifications or a degree in another discipline should contact us for advice. Those with appropriate relevant experience but who do not have a degree will also receive consideration.

University information

The University of Chester is a 21st century university which traces its roots back to 1839, placing it among the oldest higher education institutions in England. With a modern outlook, a strong research pedigree and guiding principles of supportiveness and inclusiveness, it’s an academic community that has stood the test of time. Today, it attracts thousands of students from around the world and is known for its commitment to helping students...more