Philosophy and Religious Thought (Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MA)
Develop as a sophisticated reader and writer, exploring the interplay between secular philosophy and religious reflection. Learn via an innovative blend of digital technologies.
The course's primary focus is on the way in which religious traditions represent strands of philosophical thought and its development. A major concern is the interplay between secular philosophy and religious reflection and analysis. The balance of provision will enable you to develop your philosophical skills and understanding. A foundational feature of the course will be its engagement with you via the use of primary texts and a focus on developing you as a sophisticated reader and writer. This is partnered with an ongoing endeavour of promoting philosophy as transformational, as practical and as a living tradition of engagement with the wider world, an underlying ethos to which the teaching team are committed.
The course is delivered using an innovative blend of digital technologies - you can study at a distance, using a mix of video interviews, online forums, digitised texts and interactive tutorials.
Rather than run with a 'summer school' approach, the course will offer a spring-based Graduate Conference, where you will present papers either in person or virtually.
This is a part-time course.
Essays represent the backbone of the assessment as we use them to develop extended skills in writing and arguing. The course also features critical text summaries, assessed interactive debates and a dissertation.
- You will need at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent
- International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.
- Teacher - whether a potential or existing teacher, you can deepen your knowledge and appreciation of how key ideas within philosophy interact with, and are represented by strands of religious thought
- Academic - the course is an ideal preparation, with its focus on textual engagement, close argument and writing, for moving on to Doctoral study, lecturing, and the academic life
MA Philosophy and Religious Thought
Examine fundamental questions from a variety of perspectives and develop into a sophisticated reader and writer.
Learn via an innovative blend of digital technologies, fitting your studies flexibly around your work and life commitments.
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Last updated September 23, 2016