University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Religion, Literature and Culture

**This programme will not be running in 2019.** This programme provides a thorough and cutting-edge exploration of classic and contemporary debates in theology and religious studies, incorporating the latest scholarship in the field. **Academic contact: Professor Heather Walton: heather.walton@glasgow.ac.uk Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow September start MLitt/MTh: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** You will have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive overview of the field and to develop an area of expertise. You will be taught by academics who are currently engaging in and shaping the international debates around the specialisations offered. This programme is open to those of all faiths and none, and to those who are new to the study of religion. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** You'll take: - Three core courses - Three optional courses You'll also write a 15,000 word dissertation. **Semester 1: September to December** - Theology and Religious Studies Research Training Course - Reason, Religion and Culture - Optional course **Semester 2: January to March** - Reading, Religion and Culture - Optional course - Optional course **Summer: April to September** - Dissertation **Optional courses** - Directed Study 1 - Directed Study 2 - Women and Gender in the Bible and the Ancient World You may also be able to select a course from another subject and across the College of Arts, from subject areas such as: - Archaeology - Celtic and Gaelic - Classics - Creative Writing - English Literature - Film and TV Studies - History - History of Art - Information Studies - Modern Languages **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/ **CAREER PROSPECTS** As a graduate of this programme, you will be in possession of a variety of subject specific and transferable skills and graduate attributes which will equip you for a wide range of careers and for further academic study.

Entry requirements

MLitt: Normally, at least a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an Arts, Humanities or Social science degree or the equivalent. We also require a short statement of around 500 words outlining your interest in the programme, and at least one academic reference International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training): overall score 7.0 no sub-test less than 7.0 or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ibTOEFL: 100; no sub-test less than: Reading: 24 Listening: 24 Speaking: 23 Writing: 27 CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 185; no sub-test less than 185 CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 185; no sub-test less than 185 PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 70; no sub-test less than 70 Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEIII at Pass with Pass in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

MTh: The 180 credit programme is comprised of two compulsory 30 credit core courses, two 20 credit optional courses, a compulsory 20 credit research skills course, and a compulsory 60 credit dissertation of 12,000 - 15,000 words. The 12 month programme structure for full-time students is as follows: Semester 1: Core 1: Reason, Religion and Culture Option 1 Research skills course Semester 2: Core 2: Reading, Religion, and Culture Option 2 Dissertation (submitted in September) Theology and Religious Studies has a selection of optional courses available, including: Modern Islamic Thought Muhammad Reading Theology: Hermeneutics and Interpretation Theory Writing Theology: Creative Writing as Theological Reflection Central Issues in Christian Theology Theology in the Catholic Tradition Foundations of Contemporary Biblical Studies Bible, Culture and Criticism Sacred Texts and Critical Theories Political Theologies Religion and Violence Directed Study Please contact the Programme Convener for further details about planned taught courses. In order to promote interdisciplinary study, students can elect to take one optional course from any other University of Glasgow Masters programme. The directed study option allows for one-to-one supervision on a topic of personal interest. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer. MLitt: The 180 credit programme is comprised of two compulsory 30 credit core courses, two 20 credit optional courses, a compulsory 20 credit research skills course, and a compulsory 60 credit dissertation of 12,000 - 15,000 words. The 12 month programme structure for full-time students is as follows: Semester 1: Core 1: Reason, Religion and Culture Option 1 Research skills course Semester 2: Core 2: Reading, Religion, and Culture Option 2 Dissertation (submitted in September) Theology and Religious Studies has a selection of optional courses available, including: Modern Islamic Thought Muhammad Reading Theology: Hermeneutics and Interpretation Theory Writing Theology: Creative Writing as Theological Reflection Central Issues in Christian Theology Theology in the Catholic Tradition Foundations of Contemporary Biblical Studies Bible, Culture and Criticism Sacred Texts and Critical Theories Political Theologies Religion and Violence Directed Study Please contact the Programme Convener for further details about planned taught courses. In order to promote interdisciplinary study, students can elect to take one optional course from any other University of Glasgow Masters programme. The directed study option allows for one-to-one supervision on a topic of personal interest. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
MLitt Full-time September 2019 16,650 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MLitt Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (EU) 12 Months
MLitt Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
MLitt Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
MLitt Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MLitt Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (EU) 24 Months
MLitt Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MLitt Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (England) 24 Months
MLitt Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Scotland) 24 Months
MLitt Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Wales) 24 Months
MTh Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (EU) 12 Months
MTh Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
MTh Full-time September 2019 16,650 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MTh Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
MTh Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MTh Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
MTh Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MTh Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (EU) 24 Months
MTh Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Wales) 24 Months
MTh Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (England) 24 Months
MTh Part-time September 2019 850 per Credit (Scotland) 24 Months

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University of Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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