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Religious Studies: Religion in Late Antiquity (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 disciplines and Social Sciences.

    Applicants should possess a First or Second Class UK Honours degree, or equivalent.
  • Academic Title
    Religious Studies: Religion in Late Antiquity (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:

        * Byzantine Christianity
        * Byzantine Greek Texts
        * Patristic Latin Texts
        * Heresy
        * Religion and Society in Late Antiquity
        * Second Century Christianity
        * Syriac Christianity
        * Syriac Texts

    Supporting languages are also available: Arabic, Greek Hebrew, Latin and Syriac.

    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 religion from Late Antiquity to the contemporary era, across a wide geographical area and sensitive to issues in the public eye.
          Small student-focussed tutorials rather than formal lectures
          A flexible programme of study geared towards the individual student.
          Provides a subject-specific introduction to postgraduate study skills.

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