Bangor University

Bangor University

Philosophy and Religion

Research areas include: democratic theory; the philosophy of Nietzsche; psychoanalytic studies; Jungian theory; old testament; ethical theory; applied ethics.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 2nd Class Honours (lower 2nd class is acceptable) in a relevant subject, or alternatively a qualification of experience which is acceptable as equivalent. International applicants will also be required to have relevant English language qualifications. For the MA and MRes programmes, applicants are required to submit a suitable research proposal (of approximately 400 words including bibliography). The topic of research should be within a subject area that can be supervised by current members of staff.

Course modules

In part 1 of the course, students will write 2 essays, each of 5000 words (30 credits each). The essay titles and content will be decided in consultation with the supervisor. However, any 2 topics listed will be followed: Eastern philosophy and religion (Hinduism, Buddhism, 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. Part 2 is a supervised dissertation of 40,000 words (120 credits). The subject of the dissertation will be decided by the student in consultation with the supervisor. It is usually expected that the subject will relate to the broad range of topics listed for part 1.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Distance learning September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

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

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