Master in Philosophy and Religious Thought

University of Gloucestershire

Program Description

Master in Philosophy and Religious Thought

University of Gloucestershire

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. The latter pertains not only to the specific 'Philosophy and Wisdom as Practice' module, but also to the underlying ethos to which the teaching team are committed.

This course will be delivered using an innovative blend of digital technologies - students will be able to 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 students will present papers either in person or virtually.

Study Options

Part-time / distance learning

How will the course be assessed?

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.

Entry requirements

  • 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
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 10, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Online
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Sept. 2016
Part time
4,860 GBP
Start date Sept. 2016
United Kingdom Cheltenham, England
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