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  • Objectives
    This course gives you the opportunity to reflect on conflicts both in and between religions. After its successful completion, you will be able to demonstrate: A thorough knowledge and sophisticated analysis of religious conflict A critical comprehension of, and engagement with, different models of inter-religious relations and the skills required for study at research degree level (MPhil or PhD)
  • Entry requirements
    This course is particularly suitable for Religious Education teachers and Christian (or other) religious ministers who wish to upgrade or update their undergraduate studies. It is also ideal if you are interested in pursuing a one-year MA as preparation for a research degree, as suggested by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
  • Academic Title
    MA Religious Conflict
  • Course description
    Religious Conflict (MA)
    Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 to 4 years part-time

    Course Content

    During this programme, you will study one core module – Research Methods and Resources. You will also choose two modules (currently one of the following):
    The World of Islam and the West
    Religion, Identity and Conflict in the Middle East
    Religion, Identity and Violence in Northern Ireland
    Christians and Muslims in the Medieval Mediterranean
    Islamic Thought
    In addition, you will choose a further module from the range of 30-credit modules taught within the department or from another department within the University. You may also, with the permission of the Course Co-ordinator, substitute 30 credits at undergraduate level for the additional module.

    Please note that all module details are subject to change.

    Course Structure

    This course can be taken on a full-time basis over one year (September to September) or part-time over two to four years.

    You will be required to take 120 credits of taught modules (including one compulsory module), as well as undertaking a 60-credit dissertation on the subject of your choice.

    Modules are typically assessed through a written piece of coursework

    Key facts

    The Department of Theology and Religious Studies has a long and distinguished history.
    It was awarded the highest national research rating of 5*A in the latest Research Assessment Exercise – this grade reflects the high quality of publications which the staff have produced.
    You will be part of a thriving postgraduate community that welcomes students from all over the world

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