University of Aberdeen
Anthropology of Religion
This course re-examines the relationship between religion, state and governance in light of recent transformations on the world stage; classes examine the rise of communal religious identities and shifts in modes of religious authority, in particular relationship to issues of political enfranchisement and the complex issue of religious violence.
Minimum of an Upper 2nd Class Honours degree classification or equivalent in the social and political sciences or other cognate disciplines, or relevant professional experience (e.g. work for NGOs, the civil service, the military, the international media).
Semester 1: Core module: religion, power and belief; optional modules may include: morality and belief in Islam; evolutionary theories of religion; myth and ritual; anthropological theory; rituals of death; religious belief and practice in the modern world; in the beginning and Christian ethics; Jewish history and culture; supervised reading. Semester 2: Core modules: religion and the secular; dissertation preparation; optional modules as in semester 1; dissertation.
Successful completion of credits, and a dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 3,400 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|King's Campus||Aberdeen||AB24 3FX||Scotland|
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