Taught course

Theology and Religion

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

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Entry requirements

We ask for 2:1 undergraduate Honours degree, preferably in a related discipline. All applications are treated on their merits, and we are happy to consider applicants whose qualifications differ, but we would encourage you to contact the Admissions Tutor for advice.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Theology and religion is a diverse subject area that is vital for understanding the contemporary world.

The MA in Theology and Religion is designed to accommodate study of religions and spiritualties, past and present, and prepares you for professions which depend upon an advanced understanding of how religious histories, ideas, texts, and practices permeate all societies. It also provides ideal preparation for further research at doctoral level.

The programme has a wide range of modules and you can create your own pathway by choosing those that are most relevant to your interests. We cater for interests in historical traditions, ritual and practices, contemporary spiritualties, world religions, religious texts, politics, histories and ethical issues.

You will be encouraged to be critically robust in the analysis of your own and others’ presuppositions, to work independently with the guidance of module tutors and thesis supervisors, and to approach your studies in ways that demonstrate awareness of and engagement with the multi and interdisciplinary nature of issues under discussion.

Students are trained to interrogate their own presuppositions and those of others in a critically robust manner, to approach the study of theology and religion in ways that show sensitivity to the multi-disciplinary theories and issues. Transferrable skills include the ability to deploy relevant evidence and contextual considerations, and present this in the context of a written piece of work, an examination or in an oral presentation. Students also gain skills of personal organization in terms of working to deadlines, preparing contributions for group discussion, and ensuring best use of tutorials and seminars.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Professor Wolfgang Vondey
Email
w.vondey@bham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 414 7512