Taught course

Studies in Philosophy and Religion

Institution
Bangor University · School of Philosophy and Religion
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

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. International applicants will also be required to have relevant English Language qualifications. For the MARes and MRes programmes, applicants are required to submit a suitable research proposal (of approximately 400 words including bibliography). The topic of your research should be within a subject area that can be supervised by current members of staff. Students often select a topic from within the broad list of topics available in Part 1. Please consult the staff pages for details of their general expertise.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This degree is tailor-made to suit the student's interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. Students will have full support from a supervisor (via e-mail, telephone, Skype, or any other means that is mutually convenient). The degree comprises two parts. In part 1 of the course, students will write two essays, each of 5000 words (30 credits each). The essay titles and content will be decided in consultation with the supervisor. However, any two topics listed will be followed: Eastern philosophy and religion (Hinduism, Buddhism, 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; old testament; ethical theory; applied ethics; religious experience. Part 2 is a supervised dissertation of 40,000 words (120 credits). The subject of the dissertation will be decided by the student in consultation with the supervisor. It is usually expected that the subject will relate to the broad range of topics listed for part 1.

This degree is tailor-made to suit the student's interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. Students will have full support from a supervisor (via e-mail, telephone, Skype, or any other means that is mutually convenient). The degree comprises two parts. In part 1 of the course, students will write two essays, each of 5000 words (30 credits each). The essay titles and content will be decided in consultation with the supervisor. However, any two topics listed will be followed: Eastern philosophy and religion (Hinduism, Buddhism, 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; old testament; ethical theory; applied ethics; religious experience. Part 2 is a supervised dissertation of 40,000 words (120 credits). The subject of the dissertation will be decided by the student in consultation with the supervisor. It is usually expected that the subject will relate to the broad range of topics listed for part 1.

Information for international students

If your native language is not English: IELTS and Internet-based TOEFL test scores of no less than 6.0 and 87 respectively, are usually acceptable.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
36 months
distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Lucy Huskinson
Email
l.huskinson@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
01248 383759