MA ReligionFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||Yes|
|Start date||September 2018|
The MA in Religion provides advanced study of the religious traditions of both the West and Asia. The programme offers two pathways:
- Buddhist Studies
- Theology and Religious Studies
These reflect the expertise in the Department of Religion and Theology and allow you to study various religious traditions with scholars who are world-renowned experts in those fields.
Fees for 2018/19
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2018/19 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- UK/EU: part-time (two years)
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2018/19
Funding and studentship opportunities are listed on the Faculty of Arts funding pages.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
You will follow one of two pathways and complete units worth 180 credit points.
The Buddhist Studies pathway is suitable for those who either want to deepen their knowledge of Buddhism through academic study or are interested in undertaking research in Buddhist studies but have little or no formal academic training in this area at undergraduate level. There are two core units, one of which is a language unit, and a choice of optional units possibly including those available from across the Faculty of Arts. For the dissertation unit, will engage in supervised research on a topic of your choice and submit a dissertation of between 10,000 and 15,000 words.
The Theology and Religious Studies pathway comprises two core units and four optional units. As with the Buddhist Studies pathway, you will also engage in supervised research on a topic of your choice and submit a dissertation of between 10,000 and 15,000 words.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MA in Religion.
An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent). Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
Students who complete this MA programme have taken up many different careers, in areas such as academic research, social work, banking and industry, counselling and teaching, design, journalism, film and the arts.
1 August 2018
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REF 2014 results
- 21% of research is world-leading (4 star)
- 45% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
- 32% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
- 2% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.
Get in touch
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