University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire

Philosophy and Religious Thought

The course's primary focus is on the way in which religious traditions represent strands of philosophical thought and its development. A major concern is the interplay between secular philosophy and religious reflection and analysis. The balance of provision will enable you to develop your philosophical skills and understanding. A foundational feature of the course will be its engagement with you via the use of primary texts and a focus on developing you as a sophisticated reader and writer. This is partnered with an ongoing endeavour of promoting philosophy as transformational, as practical and as a living tradition of engagement with the wider world.

Entry requirements

Students will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent; international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Philosophy and religious tradition; Buddhism and philosophy: middle-ways; Islam and philosophy: 1 god, varied positions; continental philosophy of religion; philosophy and wisdom as practice.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning £ 4,860 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
MA Distance learning £ 10,750 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Francis Close Hall Cheltenham GL50 4AZ South West

Key information

Guidance and Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
01242 714500