University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Lampeter and Carmarthen)
Cultural Astronomy and Astrology
On this course students develop: a sophisticated understanding of the major methodological theories and movements at the forefront of the academic discipline, acquire a sophisticated understanding of the relationships between myths and theories about the sky and the arts, politics, religion and society in general, become able to recognise complexity and diversity in cultural relationships, reach a sophisticated understanding of beliefs about the sky in modern culture, develop a complex understanding of beliefs and traditions of practice concerning the sky in the past and acquire a sophisticated understanding of beliefs and practices in cultures other than their own.
Normally we expect a good BA in a relevant subject. However, we would also like to see an eg of recent academic writing. Applicants who do not have such an e.g or if whose 1st degree is a BSc and did not require essay writing, are required to submit a 3,000 word academic essay on a topic in the subject area. Guidance is available on this. We can also accept students who can demonstrate suitable prior professional or educational experience.
Compulsory modules: introduction to cultural astronomy and astrology; research methods: ethnography and fieldwork; history of astrology; optional modules: choose 1 pathway and 1 other module: pathway 1: the inner cosmos; sky and psyche; cosmology, magic and divination; pathway 2: stars and stones; sacred geography; archaeoastronomy; pathway 3: earth and sky; stellar religion; heavenly discourses; dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Distance learning||£ 3,750 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MA||Distance learning||£ 10,000 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PgCert||Distance learning||£ 1,250 per Academic year (home fees)||8 months|
|PgCert||Distance learning||£ 3,333 per Academic year (overseas fees)||8 months|
|PgDip||Distance learning||£ 2,500 per Academic year (home fees)||16 months|
|PgDip||Distance learning||£ 3,333 per Academic year (overseas fees)||16 months|
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