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

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)

Ancient Religions

The course appeals particularly to those students who are interested in a broad geographic expanse of ancient societies with a particular focus on their religions; including material on Celtic, Christian, Egyptian, Jewish, Greek, Minoan/Mycenaean and Roman religions, this programme enables students to gain a clearer understanding of the interrelations of religion and society in a cross-cultural perspective and so better enables them to understand multi-religious worlds.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 or 1st class undergraduate degree; students with an equivalent and appropriate professional qualification or significant and relevant professional experience are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

All years: pagans, Jews and Christians in late antiquity; ancient Egyptian religious beliefs; cosmology, magic and divination; Celtic otherworlds (from the druids to the monastic voyage tale); spaces, places and objects in ancient Mediterranean religions; new testament apocrypha; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed in a variety of ways, including essays, exams and presentations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
MA Distance learning - 2 years
PgCert Full-time - 9 months
PgCert Part-time - 12 months
PgDip Full-time - 18 months
PgDip Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lampeter Campus Lampeter SA48 7ED Wales
Distance Learning

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