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Full time | Clifton Campus | 1 year | 27-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

27-SEP-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Religion

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Programme overview

The MA in Religion provides advanced study of the religious traditions of both the West and Asia. The programme offers two pathways:

Buddhist Studies
Theology and Religious Studies

These reflect the expertise in the Department of Religion and Theology and allow you to study various religious traditions with scholars who are world-renowned experts in those fields.

The taught element of the programme requires you to do some study of both Asian and Western religious traditions (irrespective of the pathway you choose) but also allows you to focus more rigorously on the study of either Buddhism or religion and theology more broadly. In either pathway, the aim is to help you engage in in-depth study, led by staff who teach careful, rigorous, scholarly research methods at a high level.

Careers

Students who complete this MA programme have taken up many different careers in areas such as academic research, social work, banking and industry, counselling and teaching, research, design, journalism, advertising, film and the arts.

This degree will build your ability to comprehend large amounts of material, think critically about it, and express your thoughts clearly and persuasively in writing and in speech. Our graduates are highly employable because they have the ability to learn quickly and to think and communicate intelligently.

Modules

All MA students are expected to undertake a dissertation as the culmination of the programme of study. The dissertation provides a structured and supervised opportunity for MA students to pursue independently an agreed topic of interest with reference to and emerging from their previous studies and to produce an appropriately advanced piece of research. The dissertation involves devising a realisable topic, which has the potential to contribute to knowledge of the subject. After a conducting a survey of literature and other relevant materials, appropriate methodologies will be devised in order to explore a research problem. It would normally be expected that this topic would arise from work already undertaken on the programme, creating an opportunity to explore a specialist area in more detail. Aims: To provide for in-depth independent research To establish a potential path for further advanced research (if appropriate) To explore and develop appropriate methodological approaches To gain in-depth knowledge of a specialist area To present the findings in a written dissertation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£20,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent). Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.