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MA Religions and Theology


Course Description

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.

Visit the MA Religions and Theology page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2i in a relevant discipline

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