(MA by Research) - Theology, Philosophy & Religious Studies


Liverpool Hope University    School of Humanities

Full time & Part time October, January Research Only, MRes 12 months (full-time); 27 months (part-time)
Philosophy (28) Theology & Religious Studies (34)

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The MA by Research in Theology, Philosophy & Religious Studies at Liverpool Hope University offers an exciting opportunity for students to delve deep into their chosen topic of interest. With the guidance of experienced tutors, students will undertake in-depth research and produce a dissertation. This programme enhances students' intellectual, personal, and professional capabilities, fostering independent thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication skills. The curriculum consists of two compulsory modules, focusing on advanced research skills and the dissertation. The School of Postgraduate Theology boasts internationally recognized academics and offers access to a rich library collection. Graduates can pursue diverse career paths in education, law, media, and more.

About the course

The Masters by Research is a new and exciting programme offered by the School of Postgraduate Theology at Liverpool Hope University

The programme offers its students the opportunity to research in depth a topic that particularly interests them in the fields of Theology, Philosophy or Religious Studies. Research will be supervised by one of the departmental tutors, and will result in the production of a 30,000-35,000-word dissertation.

Students will be encouraged to examine the effectiveness of academic research methods as aids to study and self-development, as a resource for the advancement of knowledge and understanding generally, and as a means for investigating, generating and implementing creative and independent solutions to problems in the field.

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Entry Requirements

A First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in any relevant discipline.

Applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent) may be asked to demonstrate potential to achieve a Masters award via a sample of academic writing and interview before an offer is made.

For students whose first language is not English, language requirement of IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 minimum of all components. In addition to this also we accept a wide range of International Qualifications, for more information please visit our English Language Requirements page.



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