This programme aims to provide students in Religions and Theology with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of these fields. It stresses a broad, interdisciplinary and comparative approach.
Programme Structure The programme structure is as follows:
A Faculty-led core course, which will give students the opportunity to acquire a variety of basic research and presentation skills, both written and oral. It will also introduce students to the superb research resources of the John Rylands University Library (15 credits)
A course on Method and Theory in the Study of Religion (core course - 15 credits)
Three taught courses from the following list (30 credits each):
Sanskrit The Mystical Tradition in Judaism Religion, Culture and Society in England (c.1750 - c.1930) Gnosticism in Antiquity Ancient Israel: Recent Research Dead Sea Scrolls Ethnic Minorities in Britain Law and Narrative in the Old Testament Archaeology of Jerusalem and Palestine Jewish La: History, Authority and the problems of the Agunah God in Digital Sexual Ethics Existentialism Kierkegaard's Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments Religion and the Family from Augustus to Charlemagne Research Methods in Theology and Practice I Research Methods in Theology and Practice II Liberation Theology: Text and Context
Following the successful completion of the taught courses, students will undertake a supervised dissertation of 12,000 - 15,000 words on related topic.