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Religious Studies: Asian Religions (MA)

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  • Objectives
    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.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements:

    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.
  • Academic Title
    Religious Studies: Asian Religions (MA)
  • Course description
    Course Description:

    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:

        * Jainism
        * Aspects of the Mahabharata
        * Hinduism
        * Pali Language and Literature
        * Sanskrit Religious Texts
        * South Asian Religion and Performance
        * Buddhism
        * 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.

    Special Features:

        * 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.

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