University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Religious Studies

Entry requirements

Either a Master's degree or a 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in an appropriate discipline from an approved university, or an equivalent qualification. Applicants to the PhD must provide a detailed research proposal and 2 academic references from their most recent academic institution. Applicants who have been educated in the medium of English are still required to meet the English language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that applicants meet the 'postgraduate standard' level of English proficiency. Applicants who are in doubt about their proficiency in English should contact the British Council office or its equivalent in their country. For applicants whose 1st language is not English, it is important that their proficiency in English is good in order for them to study successfully at the University.

Course modules

Research degrees can be taken in religious studies, or in conjunction between religious studies and other departments, such as divinity, history, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, etc. Religious studies is distinct from divinity. Religious studies concentrates on religions other than Christianity. It considers both Western and Eastern religions as well as ancient and modern religions. Research focuses on explaining the origin and function of religion and not on evaluating the truth of the beliefs of religions. It considers practices as much as beliefs.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Distance learning (full-time) GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
PhD Full-time GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
PhD Full-time GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
PhD Distance learning (full-time) GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
PhD Part-time - 60 months
PhD Distance learning - 60 months
PhD Part-time - 60 months
PhD Distance learning - 60 months
MLitt Full-time GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MLitt Full-time GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MLitt Part-time - 24 months
MLitt Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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