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  • Objectives
    The MA is a broadly based programme in theology and religious studies. It will suit not only theology graduates wishing to investigate topics in greater depth than than they could as undergraduates but also graduates in other disciplines who wish to take up the study of theology and religion. The programme is not primarily aimed at those who wish to be clergy, though potential clergy (of whatever denomination) will gain important background to support their clerical training. Like any other arts or humanities subject, theology and religious studies can prepare students for a wide range of possible careers. Students take six modules for the taught part of the programme (67%) and then produce a 20,000-word dissertation (33%). A Postgraduate Diploma can be gained by completing the taught part of the course without continuing with the dissertation. The programme can be studied full-time or part-time.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements:A good Honours degree or equivalent in theology or religious studies or a related subject, or appropriate experience in a professional environment.Also an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent for international students. Those without a theology degree are usually registered for the Postgraduate Diploma initially
  • Academic Title
    MA in Theology
  • Course description
    The modules on offer cover the normal range of biblical studies, church history, modern theology and ethics, as well as philosophy of religion, Buddhism, Hinduism, early Judaism and other topics such as American religion, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, and slavery and liberation.

    Students can make their own choice of available modules, with the advice of their supervisor.

    They have the opportunity to explore many areas for themselves through selfselected essay topics, depending on the requirements of the particular modules studied.

    Various assessment methods are used, including unseen examinations, class reports and group projects, though the long essay is a frequent choice.

    Our postgraduate students benefit from a range of useful facilities.

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