Research course

Sikh Studies

Institution
University of Birmingham · Department of Theology and Religion
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

Entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.

Any academic and professional qualifications or relevant professional experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases, form an integral part of the entrance requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is one of the only postgraduate courses dedicated to the Sikh religion in the UK.

It is a research degree that includes taught components and a 20,000-word thesis. The programme’s taught element will seek to provide you with an understanding of the Sikh religion in a theological, anthropological and ‘case-by-case’ context with particular reference to the contemporary scene.

The focus of this programme is issue-based rather than, say, linguistic; thus, texts studied will be in English and there are no requirements barring entry with regard to languages (eg, Punjabi). It aims to develop your critical reasoning skills to enable you to objectively analyse Sikh writings as well as writings about Sikhism by both Sikh and non-Sikh scholars, and provides an excellent foundation for subsequent doctoral research.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk