University of Chester

University of Chester

Religious Studies

The programme explores the diversity of global religious and spiritual life, and probes relationships between religion, spirituality, society, identity, ethics and popular culture; students are enabled to study the phenomenon of religion from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline; applicants with lower qualifications but relevant professional experience should contact the programme leader for advice.

Course modules

Core modules: advanced theories in the study of religions; advanced research methods in the study of religions; dissertation (MA students); optional modules include: Urban theology; Buddhist concepts of awakening; Jews, Christians and Pagans; spirituality; contemporary religions: shifting paradigms and patterns; indigenous religions; spirituality and contemporary popular culture; Qumran and the dead sea scrolls; ritual in the Hebrew Bible; Judaism and formation of early Christianity; yoga and tantra in Indian traditions.

Assessment methods

Assessment is achieved through 4000-word essay assignments and a 20000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,140 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 3 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 3 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 3 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 3 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 3 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 3 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 3 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 3 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,800 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,800 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,800 per Whole course (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,800 per Whole course (International) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,800 per Whole course (International) 2 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,800 per Whole course (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

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