Taught course

Philosophy and Religion: Eastern and Western Thought

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · School of Cultural Studies

Entry requirements

The normal minimum requirement for admission is a Bachelor’s degree, with good II.1 honours, or equivalent. However as part of an inclusive approach to learning we encourage students from non traditional entry points or without recognised educational backgrounds but who have an equivalent and appropriate professional qualification or significant relevant professional experience to apply. In such cases the programme leader may ask for a telephone/skype conversation or request evidence in the form of a piece of work, report, analysis of some sort to satisfy themselves that each student is able to fulfil their potential on the course.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The MA in Philosophy and Religion: Eastern and Western Thought is a distance-learning programme designed for students who want to explore important philosophical and religious issues about life and the nature of our existence, but don’t want to be limited in their study to one particular pathway or tradition.

Key features

  • The course is delivered via distance-learning and its structure allows students the flexibility to arrange their study around their other commitments.
  • Students have access to a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that provides them with a wide range of electronic resources.
  • Coursework assessment, with no exams.
  • Students receive support from subject specialists in Philosophy, Religious Studies and Chinese Studies.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12-48 months

Course contact details

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