Religious Studies: Religion in Late Antiquity (MA)
1 year (Full-time) / 2 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
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.
- 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.
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
- 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.
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.
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
International Part Time for 2013/14
Next intake: September each year
Name: Dr Frank Trombley
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 5498
Name: Dr. Sophie Gilliat-Ray
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 6125