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About History of Religions
Masters degree in History of Religions offer advanced study of the historical development and movements of religions across the globe, and their influences on various cultures.
Related subjects include World History and Social History. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Religious Studies or Cultural studies.
Religious History is a vast subject, with many research opportunities available to postgraduate students in this field. Spanning over 5,00 years of human history, these courses offer the opportunity to combine theory and methodology from fields such as Archaeology, Anthropology, Philosophy, and History.
Popular topics for study include the origins of intentional burial and their rituals, the significance of art and architecture in religious practise, and the dynamics of gender within religious observance.
You may also explore significant historical events, such as the Christianisation of the West during the reign of the Roman Empire, or the role of the Silk Road in spreading Buddhism.
Careers in this field may include roles in academia such as teaching or publishing, roles within heritage institutions such as museums or archives, or even the media including journalism and broadcasting.
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The MA Religions of Asia and Africa is in the first place a rewarding cultural and human experience. It is designed both as an end qualification in itself and as a platform preparing students for more advanced graduate work. Read more
The Certificate in the Study of Religions, which may be taken full-time over one year or part-time over two or three years, consists of 4 units from the current Study of Religions list of undergraduate courses, chosen in consultation with the student’s Personal Tutor, and approved by the Head of Department. Read more
This programme is for students who wish to develop expertise in biblical studies, including those who want to prepare for a PhD. Its emphasis is on adding depth and breadth to expertise in biblical languages. Read more
This flexible programme looks at the Christian past from a variety of perspectives – theological, philosophical and historical – and provides options for special study of themes from the early church to modern times. Read more
The MA in Theology and Religion serves both the specific needs of those focused on progressing towards doctoral research and looking to continue relatively broad-based studies in Theology and Religion to Level four, perhaps in support of a career in teaching. Read more
This course involves the study of historical and systematic theology from a range of Christian perspectives. Durham has long-established strengths in both Greek and Latin patristics, the medieval Church and Reformation, contemporary Catholic and Anglican theology, theological ethics, and philosophical theology. Read more
MSc International Relations (Research) is an advanced, academic study of the subject from a theoretical perspective. This programme includes a compulsory methodology course and is particularly suitable for those intending to proceed to a research degree and an academic career. . Read more