Taught course

Philosophy and Religion

Institution
Bangor University · School of Philosophy and Religion
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

For all School of Philosophy and Religion Masters courses (MARes, MRes), applicants should normally have an appropriate degree – with a minimum of second class honours (lower second class is acceptable), or alternatively a qualification of experience which is acceptable as equivalent.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The Studies in Philosophy and Religion MRes Distance Learning Programme is scheduled for a duration of one year (full-time) or two years (part-time). It is tailor-made to suit your interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. It is designed also to suit the needs of those who are unable to attend time-tabled sessions at Bangor. It comprises two parts.)

Part 1

Students will write two essays, each of 5000 words (30 credits each). The essay titles and content will be decided in consultation with your supervisor. However, they will follow any two topics listed below. Students will have full support from a supervisor (via e-mail, telephone, Skype, or any other means that is mutually convenient).

Topic List:

  • Eastern Philosophy and Religion (Hinduism, Sikhism, Shinto and Confucianism
  • Islamic Philosophy and ethics
  • Religious fundamentalism
  • Political Philosophy (including social theory such as Marx, Weber, Rawls etc.)
  • Globalization (including, multiculturalism)
  • The Enlightenment
  • Democratic theory
  • The Philosophy of Nietzsche
  • Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Jungian Theory
  • Ethical Theory
  • Applied Ethics
  • Religious Experience.


Part 2

Part 2 is a supervised dissertation of 40,000 words (120 credits). The subject of the dissertation will be decided by you in consultation with your supervisor. It is usually expected that the subject will relate to the broad range of topics listed above.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

online
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Robin Mann
Email
r.mann@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1248 382232