University of Bristol
This programme provides advanced study of the religious traditions of both the West and Asia. The programme offers 2 pathways: Buddhist studies; theology and religious studies.
An upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or international equivalent). Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.
Buddhist Studies Pathway: Core units (40 credit points): Buddhism: the foundations (20 credit points) plus 1 of the following language units (20 credit points): introductory Sanskrit 1; classical Chinese; Pali and Buddhist Sanskrit (only available to students with 1 year of Sanskrit) (not all languages will be taught each year); plus optional units (80 credit points in total; 20 credit points each): introductory Sanskrit 2; Buddhism: the Mahayana tradition; the practice of Theravada Buddhism in Asia; aspects of Chinese Buddhism; Buddhist psychology and mental health; the origins and development of Zen Buddhism; yoga and meditation; supervised individual study (on an aspect of Buddhism not covered by other units); theology and religious studies pathway core units; Buddhism the foundations (20 credit points); history of Christianity core texts (20 credit points); plus optional units (80 credit points in total; 20 credit points each); medieval mystics and visionaries in medieval England; reflection on religious pluralism in contemporary society; alchemy, magic and science in early modernity; the renaissance and the rise of the modern age; Greek language level a; Latin language level a; Jesus in an age of colonialism; ancient Jewish novels; atheism; Buddhism: the Mahayana tradition; the origins and development of Zen Buddhism; yoga and meditation; Buddhist psychology and mental health.
These include supervised research and a dissertation.
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Graduate School of Arts and Humanities
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