The degree scheme offers students a grounding in the beliefs and practices of a wide range of world faiths. The course will help students understand the role of religion in the world and study the origins and development of religious traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Five Reasons to Choose Religious Studies: • Wide range of modules on relevant topics such the nature of religion, the Abrahamic traditions, or religious conceptions of sex and gender. • Modules based on lecturers' distinctive research expertise in religious experience or new religious movements. • Innovative immersive teaching in small groups and one-to-one tutorials. • Space for independent thinking and opportunities to pursue your own interests. • Chance to combine your studies with modules from other humanities subjects.
The Religious Studies degree focuses primarily on religion in the contemporary world, with acknowledgement of the significance of religion in shaping history. The programme looks at specific religions, highlighting various themes in which religion has an influence or a role. World faiths are explored in the form of Abrahamic religions and Asian traditions as well as Indigenous religions, with specific focus on South America, as well as the new religious movements and alternative spiritualities that became significant in the West from the mid-20th century onwards. The programme is made up of the following combinations of core, compulsory and optional modules. These might alter a little from year to year owing to staff changes, curriculum development and recommendations following validation. However at level 4 there are 5 compulsory modules, including a cross-Faculty study skills modules completed by all students, and 1 optional modules. At level 5 there are 5 compulsory modules, including a School-specific research methods modules completed by all students, and 1 optional modules. At level 6 all students complete a Dissertation of either 20 or 40 credits in addition to 3 compulsory modules and 2 optional ones.
The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following type of assessment: essays of 1000 to 4000 words in length, document analyses, book reviews, short reports and reflective journals, timed tests, take home exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wikis, commentaries and film evaluations.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|