Ancient Religions, M.A. | Online (optional) | The University of Wales Trinity Saint David | Lampeter, United Kingdom
24 months
15000 GBP/year
7500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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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. 


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

Modules include:
  • Theory and Methodology in the Study of Ancient Religions
  • Spaces, Places and Objects in Ancient Mediterranean Religions
  • 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: Ascetic Life in Christian History
  • The Bible: Text and Transmission
  • Cosmology, Magic and Divination

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The traditional requirement for entry onto a Level 7 programme is a 2.1 or 1st class undergraduate degree.
  • In addition, the Faculty encourages students with an equivalent and appropriate professional qualification or significant and relevant professional experience to apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • Overseas (distance/online): £10,000

Living costs for Lampeter

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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