University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Lampeter and Carmarthen)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Course modules

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.

Qualifications

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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

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