University of Winchester
Death, Religion and Culture
This course explores the way in which death is the only inevitability of life. This universal reality is understood differently by various cultures and religious traditions, and those understandings are played out in rituals of death, dying and bereavement.
Normally a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in a related subject or professional experience in the area of study.
Core modules: contemporary approaches to death and dying; research methods; independent study. Optional modules: death in the Christian tradition; death in world religions; the pastoral care of the dying and bereaved; the philosophy, ethics and theology of death; death and visual culture; connecting death to professional practice; death and martyrdom; postgraduate seminar.
Types of assessment used include a review of practical activities such as site visits, alongside more traditional methods of assessment such as essays and book reviews. There are no examinations. Students complete a dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words on a subject of their choice within the realms of religion and death. It is a substantial piece of independent research and full tutorial support is provided.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Distance learning (full-time)||£ 4,900 per Whole course (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Distance learning (full-time)||£ 10,900 per Whole course (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MA||Distance learning (full-time)||£ 4,900 per Whole course (EU fees)||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 4,900 per Whole course (home fees)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 10,900 per Whole course (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 4,900 per Whole course (EU fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Distance learning (full-time)||-||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|King Alfred Campus||Winchester||SO22 4NR||South East|