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Ancient Religions

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David

M.A. On Campus Online
24 months
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13340 GBP/year
7500 GBP/year
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About

The aim of this unique multi-disciplinary Ancient Religions (MA) programme at The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is not to focus on any one tradition, but to engage with different religious traditions across the ancient world. 

Overview

You will get new insights into the nature of ancient religions across the globe, from the Mediterranean world to ancient China The programme is very flexible to suit your research interests.

The Ancient Religions (MA) programme at The University of Wales Trinity Saint David offers students whose interests centre on this field the opportunity to take a specialist higher degree tailored to investigating the Celtic, Christian, Egyptian, Jewish, Greek, Minoan/Mycenaean and Roman religions. 

The 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. Moreover, students will gain a wider understanding of the cultural economic and social forces underpinning the ancient world and these ancient ideas and practices in particular. 

Career Opportunities

  • The programme provides a broad foundation for postgraduate work by laying particular emphasis on the methodologies and research tools needed for independent advanced study, thus acting as training for students who intend to undertake an MPhil or PhD. 
  • The course also provides a professional qualification for teachers or others seeking Continuing Professional Development. In addition, the programme will be attractive to students who wish to study out of personal interest.

Programme Structure

The MA Ancient Religions offers further modules, of which students are required to make a selection of four. For example:
  • Ancient Egyptian Religious Beliefs
  • Celtic Otherworlds: From the Druids to the Monastic Voyage Tale
  • Religions in China, 1500 BCE - 500 CE
  • The Female Saints of Wales
  • Religious Life in the Roman Empire
  • Ritual and Religions
  • Skyscapes, Cosmology and Archaeology
  • Self and Suffering: Ascetis Life in Christian History
  • The Bible: Text and Transmission
  • Cosmology, Magic and Divination

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

180 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are expected to have a good first degree (a first or upper second), although candidates with lower degree classifications may be admitted at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, with an opportunity to upgrade to Master's level if satisfactory progress is made.
  • Every application is considered on its own merit, so places may be offered on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications and criteria, including maturity, professional qualifications and relevant experience. Applicants with non-standard qualifications are advised to submit a short curriculum vitae with their application form.
  • We also welcome applications from members of the Armed Forces and recognise the training and education undertaken whilst serving. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13340 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13340 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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