Comments about Religious Studies: Asian Religions (MA) - At the institution - Cardiff - Cardiff - Cardiff - Wales
To offer knowledge and expertise for further research and/or a role in higher education, RE teaching, or a range of allied professions valuing a humanities postgraduate degree.
The course is suitable for graduates in Religious Studies and a wide variety of Humanities and Social Science disciplines.
Applicants should possess a First or Second Class UK Honours degree, or equivalent.
Religious Studies: Asian Religions (MA)
Part 1 consists of a skills module and two optional modules which are flexible in order to permit the variability of content from year to year.
Current options include:
* Aspects of the Mahabharata
* Pali Language and Literature
* Sanskrit Religious Texts
* South Asian Religion and Performance
* Chinese Pilgrims’ Accounts of Indian Buddhism
Supporting languages are also available: Pali, Sanskrit and Chinese.
Assessment is via written assignments of approximately 5,000 words.
Part 2 consists of a dissertation of approximately 16,000 words on a topic of the student’s choice, to be submitted at the beginning of September.
* Draws on internationally-recognised expertise in Indic religions.
* A flexible programme of study geared towards the individual student.
* Small student-focused tutorials rather than formal lectures.
* Provides a subject-specific introduction to postgraduate study skills.