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Religious Studies: Myth, Narrative and Theory (MA)

Course Description

Part 1 consists of a skills module and two optional modules which are flexible in order to permit the variability of content from year to year.

Current options include:
* Mythology and Ritual
* Myths of Masculinity
* Performance, Mythology, and the Politics of the Family
* Myth in Greece and Rome
* Christianisation of Myth in Late Antiquity
* Gnostic Myth
* Myth, Gender and Sexuality
* Myth, Cinema and Television Drama
* Myth and Philosophy

Assessment is via written assignments of approximately 5,000 words

Part 2 consists of a dissertation of approximately 16,000 words on a topic of the student’s choice, to be submitted at the beginning of September.

Visit the Religious Studies: Myth, Narrative and Theory (MA) page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.

Value of Scholarship(s)

min. £3000


Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.

Application Procedure

We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:6 April and 27 July 2016.The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

The course is suitable for graduates in Religious Studies and a wide variety of Humanities and Social Science disciplines.Applicants should possess a First or Second Class UK Honours degree, or equivalent.

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