University of Aberdeen
The programme gives students the opportunity to study religious studies at a more advanced level than that for an undergraduate degree, whether as an end in itself or as appropriate preparation for further postgraduate research. Religious studies focuses more on the issues of the origin and function of religion than on the issue of the truth of religion. All religions are treated on a par, and sociological, economic, anthropological, and psychological topics are commonly considered. At the same time primary texts are studied, ideally in their original languages, and the history of the religions studied is considered indispensable.
The entrance requirement for the degree of PhD is 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. English proficiency is required.
Elective courses chosen from level 5 courses in religious studies, such as: �Isa (the Islamic image of Jesus (origins and development); interpreting myth; theorising religion with the Frankfurt School. Elective modules below level 5 in religious studies include: Atheism; Buddhist philosophy; social anthropology of religions; the life of Muhammad.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MLitt||Full-time||£ 4,000 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MLitt||Full-time||£ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MLitt||Part-time||£ 4,000 per Whole course (home fees)||24 months|
|MLitt||Part-time||£ 13,000 per Whole course (overseas fees)||24 months|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,600 per Academic year (home fees)||36 months|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees)||36 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|King's Campus||Aberdeen||AB24 3FX||Scotland|