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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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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
Philosophy, science and religion are three endeavours that shape in far-reaching and fundamental ways how we think, what we value, and how we live. Read more
This program focuses on the history of the modern Middle East and includes intensive Literary Arabic study. Students deepen their knowledge of this dynamic region and gain insight into the different aspects of the Middle East. Read more
The HDip Arts. Study of Religions gives you an intensive course in the study of religions. The course will appeal to those who have a degree, but have not previously studied religions to degree level. Read more
Learn about the historical relations between religion and society The MA specialisation programme History. Religion and Society focusses on understanding the changing role of religion(s) in society from Antiquity until the present. Read more
The M.A. program in Religious Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder offers an opportunity for rigorous, intensive scholarship on a wide variety of topics and themes within the academic study of religion. Read more
The MA in Theology and Religion serves both the specific needs of those focussed on progressing towards doctoral research and also of those looking to continue relatively broad-based postgraduate studies in Theology and Religion, for example 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