Taught course

Religious Studies: Myth, Narrative and Theory

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd class UK Honours degree in an appropriate subject. The course is suitable for graduates in a wide variety of Humanities disciplines and Social Sciences.

Months of entry


Course content

Course Aims

The MA in Religious Studies: Myth, Narrative and Theory Pathway gives students opportunities to study a wide range of myths in textual, visual, cinematic, and oral forms. The degree also develops analytical skills in numerous disciplines, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, history and literary studies.

Special Features
  • The Myth, Narrative and Theory Pathway provides an introduction to postgraduate research and study skills with an emphasis on theory and method in the study of religion. Students have opportunities to draw on a wide range of approaches to the study of religion, including psychological and social theory, gender and critical studies, history, anthropology, and philosophy. A unique feature of the pathway is the opportunity to examine a variety of cultural products including texts, oral mythology, and film.

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Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English will be required to pass an IELTS test (minimum 6.5) or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr L. Child
+44 (0)29 208 74039