The Studies in Philosophy and Religion MRes Distance Learning Programme is scheduled for a duration of one year (full-time) or three 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.)
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).
Eastern Philosophy and Religion (Hinduism, Sikhism, Shinto and Confucianism Islamic Philosophy and ethics Religious fundamentalism Political Philosophy (including social theory such as Marx, Weber, Rawls etc.) Globalization (including, multiculturalism) The Enlightenment Democratic theory The Philosophy of Nietzsche Psychoanalytic Studies Jungian Theory Old Testament Ethical Theory Applied Ethics Religious Experience Part 2:
Part 2 is a supervised dissertation of 40,000 words (120 credits). The subject of the dissertation will be decided by you in consultation with your supervisor. It is usually expected that the subject will relate to the broad range of topics listed above.