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

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)

Cultural Astronomy and Astrology

This course offers students who wish to study aspects of cultural astronomy and astrology the opportunity to undertake a significant piece of independent research and writing (up to 30,000 words) upon a particular aspect or interest they might have.

The Cultural Astronomy and Astrology programme is a unique course which deals with the ways in which human beings attribute meaning to the planets, stars and sky, and construct cosmologies which provide the basis for culture and society.

We define Cultural Astronomy as the study of the application of beliefs about the stars to all aspects of human culture, from religion and science to the arts and literature. It includes the new discipline of archaeoastronomy: the study of astronomical alignments, orientation and symbolism in ancient and modern architecture. Astrology is the practice of relating the heavenly bodies to lives and events on earth. We therefore examine the relationship between astrological, astronomical and cosmological beliefs and practices, and society, politics, religion and the arts, past and present.

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Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Distance learning October 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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