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

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

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 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
Distance Learning
Lampeter Campus Lampeter SA48 7ED Wales

Key information

Registry Admissions
Telephone number: 
0300 500 5054