What will I learn?

This course will enable you to explore the diversity of global religious and spiritual life.

Course overview

This course will enable you to explore the diversity of global religious and spiritual life; probe relationships between religion, spirituality, society, identity, ethics, and popular culture; explore texts and traditions; consider the phenomenon of religion from a range of disciplinary perspectives; receive training in advanced research skills; and undertake field research.

Assessment

Assessments include long essays (usually 4,000 words), shorter critical reviews, research proposals, and other shorter tasks. There are no examinations. The dissertation is a single piece of work comprising 20,000 words.

Full-time and part-time students should expect to devote 30 hours or 15 hours respectively per week to their studies. You will also have two to six contact hours per week.

Job prospects

This course develops skills in empathy, cultural sensitivity, and religious literacy valued by employers. Students go on to work in several professions, including teaching, banking and financial business, marketing and advertising, publishing, civil service, health and social care, counselling, and customer service.

Which department am I in?

Theology and Religious Studies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£13,450.00 (US$ 18,230) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2022

Venue

Parkgate Road Campus

Parkgate Road,

Chester,

Cheshire,

CH1 4BJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Bachelor's Degree from a recognised institution with 2.8 or above. IELTS: 6.5 (Min 5.5 in each sub-skill).

For international students

You need a 2:1 honours degree in religious studies and/or theology or related disciplines is required. Applicants with lower qualifications or a degree in another discipline should contact us for advice. Those with appropriate relevant experience but who do not have a degree will also receive consideration. You need an IELTS score of 6.5 (no less than 5.5 in any band), TOEFL iBT overall score 88 minimum sub skill: Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, and Writing 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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