The Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Cambridge is designed for students who wish to study their subject interest at an advanced level but also to enable those who wish to undertake further research at doctoral level to acquire the necessary skills and understanding. The course has the following streams: Anglican Studies, Christian Theology, New Testament and Early Christianity, Old Testament, Philosophy of Religion, Religions in Antiquity, Study of World Religions and World Christianities.
Candidates submit a thesis of between 15,000 and 20,000 words and two pieces of submitted work of not more than 5,000 words which will be an essay or an equivalent exercise. Candidates then chose to do one of the following: a three-hour language examination; an exercise; or an alternative exercise within the candidates's chosen subject area if one has not already been offered.
On completion of the MPhil students should have acquired:
- an introduction to research methods and skills appropriate to a chosen sub-discipline of the subject, such as will serve both: as a preparation for more advanced research or as offering skills of value to potential employers;
- more advanced and specialised knowledge of some fundamental issues and literatures at the forefront of research in that sub-discipline; and
- the ability to construct a substantive, if preliminary, contribution to research on a particular issue within that sub-discipline, through the writing of a thesis.
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- Teaching is by seminars, supervisions, and, as appropriate, classes and lectures. Each module shall normally be taught by four seminars of two hours duration in one term (though some subject areas may provide one-and-a-half-hour seminars where there is no essay work being assessed during the seminar itself).
- 9 months
- 21 months
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DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics Religious Studies & Theology View 138 other Masters in Religious Studies & Theology in United Kingdom
Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.
International27516 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 27516 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
National12159 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12159 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
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