Philosophy and Religion, M.Res. | Online (optional) | Bangor University | Bangor, United Kingdom
12 months
16500 GBP/year
4660 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Philosophy and Religion course offered at the Bangor University is a research degree that can be studied through distance learning.

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Key Facts 

The Studies in Philosophy and Religion MRes Distance Learning Programme at Bangor University is scheduled for a duration of one year (full-time) or two years (part-time). It is tailor-made to suit your interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. It is designed also to suit the needs of those who are unable to attend time-tabled sessions at Bangor. It comprises two parts.)


Those wishing to teach religion or philosophy in schools or in institutions of Higher Education will find the programme especially beneficial. Many who pursue the programme will enter various careers in the public or private sector.

It is anticipated that international students from non-Western cultures will find this degree helpful in working in international organisations and businesses. Some students may wish to proceed to doctoral study and pursue an academic career in a university setting.

Programme Structure

Topic List:
  • Eastern Philosophy and Religion (Hinduism, Sikhism, Shinto and Confucianism
  • Islamic Philosophy and ethics
  • Religious fundamentalism
  • Political Philosophy (including social theory such as Marx, Weber, Rawls etc.)
  • Globalization (including, multiculturalism)
  • The Enlightenment
  • Democratic theory
  • The Philosophy of Nietzsche
  • Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Jungian Theory
  • Ethical Theory
  • Applied Ethics
  • Religious Experience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Send in your application form by the end of June (for September intake) or the end of October (for January intake).


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

For all School of Philosophy and Religion Masters courses (MARes, MRes), applicants should normally have an appropriate degree – with a minimum of second class honours (lower second class is acceptable), or alternatively a qualification of experience which is acceptable as equivalent. International applicants will also be required to have relevant English Language qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4660 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4660 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bangor

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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