University of Birmingham
This programme seeks to provide students with an understanding of the Sikh religion in a theological, anthropological and �case-by-case� context with particular reference to the contemporary scene. The focus is issue-based rather than, say, linguistic; thus, texts studied will be in English and there are no requirements barring entry with regard to languages (eg, Punjabi). It aims to develop critical reasoning skills to enable students to objectively analyse Sikh writings as well as writings about Sikhism by both Sikh and non-Sikh scholars.
Normally a 2.1 degree in a relevant discipline is required for entry. English requirements are: IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band, TOEFL 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking, 21 in Writing, or PTE Academic 59 in all 4 skills.
Research methods; contemporary issues in Sikhism; Sikh perspectives on interreligious relations; feminism in Islam; Hinduism, colonialism, nationalism; history of Christian Muslim relations; Islam in Diaspora; Islamic philosophy; political Islam; problems of philosophical religion; religion and peacebuilding; religion in contemporary global politics; special study.
A 20,000-word thesis is required to pass this course.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MRes||Full-time||£ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MRes||Full-time||£ 13,680 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MRes||Part-time||£ 2,055 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Edgbaston Campus||Birmingham||B15 2TU||West Midlands|
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