University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Sikh Studies

This is a research degree that includes taught components and a 20,000-word thesis. The programme's taught element will seek to provide you 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 of this programme 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 your critical reasoning skills to enable you to objectively analyse Sikh writings as well as writings about Sikhism by both Sikh and non-Sikh scholars, and provides an excellent foundation for subsequent doctoral research.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 degree in a relevant discipline is required for entry.

Course modules

The programme comprises 4 components; a compulsory research methodology module, 2 optional modules, and a 20,000-word thesis on a topic of your choice.
Optional modules: contemporary issues in Sikhism; Sikh perspectives on interreligious relations; feminism in Islam; history of Christian Muslim relations; Islam in Britain; Islamic philosophy; political Islam; classic problems in the philosophy of religion; religion and peacebuilding; religion in contemporary global politics I; religion in contemporary global politics II; special study.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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