This is a broad programme for anyone interested in the academic study of religion. Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.
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
Independent Study Module
Religion and Psychoanalytic Thought
Religion and Popular Culture
Nineteenth Century Religious Thought
Spirituality: Asian Perspectives
Buddhism and Society
Religion and Conflict (distance learning)
Faith Debates: Religion, Society and Politics (distance learning)
Information contained on the website with respect of modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, or staff changes, or new research.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
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Part Time (per year):£3,250
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