University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Religion and Culture

This degree is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It offers a framework within which you can develop knowledge and skills in the social, cultural and theological study of religion and lived faith in contemporary society. Depending on your individual interests, studies can include formal religions, alternative/'New Age' spiritualities, or alternative sources of meaning that are not conventionally thought of as 'religious'. You can also study religion in different regional contexts, looking at anthropological, sociological, historical and cultural issues.

Entry requirements

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

Course modules

This a research degree that includes taught components from the corresponding MA programme where applicable. It may be followed as an end in itself, but also provides an excellent foundation for subsequent doctoral research. 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: Bible and sacred space; Christian-Muslim relations; contemporary issues in Sikhism; contemporary Sufism; goddess spirituality and thealogical embodiment; historical and contemporary debates on the Holocaust; Jewish religious responses to the Holocaust; political Islam; problems of religious diversity; religion and peacebuilding; religion in contemporary politics 1; religion in contemporary politics 2; Sikh perspectives on interreligious relations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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 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 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
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

Campus details

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

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