University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Buddhist Studies

This course is ideal for teachers wishing to enhance their subject knowledge, and also for those working in Buddhist organisations who wish to gain a recognised qualification. It is also an excellent course for those wishing to study Buddhism in its own right. This course is delivered entirely online and in English. Learning resources and contact with tutors and fellow students will be provided through the University�s Virtual Learning Environment. This enables you, wherever you are in the world, to be part of an internet-based group to study, explore and discuss Buddhism using high quality, stimulating and academically rigorous materials. This means that study and participation can be fitted flexibly around other commitments. This course is delivered entirely by distance learning. The learning resources and contact with tutors and fellow students are provided on the internet through the University�s Virtual Learning Environment.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree at Class 2.1 or above. Skype interview required. If this degree was not conducted in English medium, then you must demonstrate English ability to IELTS level 6.5 across all competencies. However, because students may come from diverse backgrounds, alternative evidence of aptitude for academic study may be taken into consideration.

Course modules

Modules include: Buddhist traditions (compulsory); Buddhist ethics; Buddhist meditation and psychology; Buddhist philosophy; Pali language (numbers permitting); dissertation (for those progressing to Master's)

Assessment methods

Assessment is mostly through coursework, submitted online. There are non-invigilated timed examinations for the Pali Language module.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning £ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PgCert Distance learning £ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Distance learning £ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Caerleon (Newport) Campus Newport (Wales) NP18 3QT Wales

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Enquiries and Admissions Unit
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03455 767778