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  Philosophy and Religion - MRes

Online Bangor University    College of Arts, Humanities and Business

Full time & Part time Any Month MRes, Research Only 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Philosophy (28) Theology & Religious Studies (34)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the Philosophy and Religion MRes programme at Bangor University. Tailored to your interests and schedule, this one-year full-time or two-year part-time distance learning programme offers a unique blend of flexibility and academic rigour. Delve into diverse topics such as Eastern Philosophy, Political Philosophy, and Ethical Theory through two 5000-word essays and a 40,000-word dissertation, all under the expert guidance of dedicated supervisors. Upon completion, you will earn the prestigious MRes qualification, with the option to exit after Part 1 with a Postgraduate Certificate. Ideal for aspiring educators, professionals in various sectors, and those eyeing a doctoral path, this programme equips you with the skills and knowledge to thrive in a global landscape. Join us and unlock your potential in the realms of Philosophy and Religion. Are you ready to make a difference?

About the course

The Studies in Philosophy and Religion MRes Distance Learning Programme 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.)

Part 1:

Students will write two essays, each of 5000 words (30 credits each). The essay titles and content will be decided in consultation with your supervisor. However, they will follow any two topics listed below. Students will have full support from a supervisor (via e-mail, telephone, Skype, or any other means that is mutually convenient).

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Entry 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.

For the MARes and MRes programmes, applicants are required to submit a suitable research proposal (of approximately 400 words including bibliography). The topic of your research should be within a subject area that can be supervised by current members of staff.

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As you would expect from a university that places great emphasis on student support, Bangor is keen to offer extra help to students. There are a range of bursaries and scholarships available for postgraduate students.

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Applications are made online and through country managers. Please see individual scholarship information to see how to apply for each scholarship.

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