Bangor University

Bangor University

Philosophy and Religion

This is offered as a distance learning programme. The programme is tailor-made to suit the student's interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. It comprises one dissertation of 50,000 words (180 credits). Students will be assigned a supervisor, who will advise on the choice of subjects and on any questions related to academic work. Teaching is by means of regular individual supervision, which can include face-to-face supervision at Bangor, supervision via Skype and telephone, and e-mail.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have an appropriate degree; with a minimum of 2nd Class Honours (lower 2nd Class is acceptable), or alternatively a qualification of experience which is acceptable as equivalent. International applicants will also be required to have relevant English language qualifications.

Course modules

Modules include: eastern philosophy and religion (Hinduism, Sikhism, Shinto and Confucianism); Islamic philosophy and ethics; religious fundamentalism; political philosophy (including social theory such as Marx, weber, Rawls etc.); globalization (including, multiculturalism); the enlightenment; democratic theory ; the philosophy of Nietzsche; psychoanalytic studies; Jungian theory; old testament; ethical theory; applied ethics; religious experience.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA (Res) Distance learning - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bangor Campus Bangor (Wales) LL57 2DG Wales

Key information

Telephone number: 
01248 382079