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MA - Death, Religion and Culture


Online University of Winchester    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Full time & Part time See Course MA Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

About the course

  • Examine historical and current approaches to death and dying
  • Understand bereavement rituals in different cultural and religious contexts
  • Useful preparation for a range of careers serving the dying and bereaved

Death, Religion and Culture at Winchester is a distance learning course that explores the universal reality of death. You examine the ways in which death and dying are understood differently by various cultures and religious traditions, and how those understandings are played out in rituals of death, dying and bereavement.

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Entry Requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study.

The course is great for anyone with an interest in exploring death as a subject area, and how religion and culture affect perceptions of death, dying and bereavement. No previous knowledge of religion or death studies is required although some summer reading would help students prepare.

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent


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