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  Magic and Occult Science MA


University of Exeter    Arab and Islamic Studies

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
History & Archaeology (19) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Philosophy (28) Sociology (33)

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Unleash your passion for magic and occult science with the captivating MA programme in Magic and Occult Science. Delve into the intriguing realms of esotericism, witchcraft, ritual magic, and more, tailored to your interests through diverse module options within humanities and social sciences. The core module, ARAM251 Esotericism and the Magical Tradition, offers a deep dive into key topics spanning various cultures and histories. Embrace interdisciplinary learning with top scholars and researchers, benefiting from practical experiences like field trips and monthly meetings at the prestigious Centre for Magic and Esotericism. Stand out in your career with transferable skills honed through creative and analytical thinking, resilience, and motivation. The programme welcomes applicants with a 2:2 Honours degree in social sciences or humanities, or relevant work experience. Explore original research opportunities using archival materials and facilities like the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum. Join us to unlock a world of possibilities in teaching, heritage, arts, and beyond. Your magical journey awaits!

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Overview

  • Build interdisciplinary expertise whilst exploring your specific interests within the long and diverse history of esotericism, witchcraft, ritual magic, occult science, and related topics. 
  • Join our dynamic postgraduate community benefiting from research-inspired teaching led by a range of top scholars from different fields.  
  • Our prestigious Centre for Magic and Esotericism welcomes MA students to monthly meetings and local field trips. 
  • Graduate with the skills to and knowledge needed to influence and drive business strategies that make a positive contribution to the environment and society. 

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The MA Magic and Occult Science is a unique programme that allows you to tailor a programme to your own interests by choosing a range of modules within humanities and social sciences, or by specialising in a certain area.

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Entry Requirements

For admission to the programme we would normally expect that you hold a 2:2 Honours degree with 53% or above in a social sciences or humanities discipline. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.

For full details, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please visit our course page.




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