University of Bristol


The MA in Religion provides advanced study of the religious traditions of both the West and Asia. The programme offers two pathways: + Buddhist Studies + Theology and Religious Studies These reflect the expertise in the Department of Religion and Theology and allow you to study various religious traditions with scholars who are world-renowned experts in those fields.

Course modules

Buddhist Studies pathway core units (40 credit points): Buddhism: the Foundations (20 credit points) plus one of the following language units (20 credit points) Introductory Sanskrit I; Classical Chinese; Pali and Buddhist Sanskrit (only available to students with one year of Sanskrit). Theology and Religious Studies pathway core units: Buddhism: The Foundations (20 credit points); History of Christianity: Core Texts (20 credit points).

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MA Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,200 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MA Part-time September 2018 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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