Master's Degree in Religious Studies in Asia

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Religious Studies

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Religious studies is an academic area that explores the history and modern issues of different religions. Most programs will focus on Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, and how they have been the foundation for traditions around the world.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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M.A. Program in the Bible and the Ancient Near East

Rothberg International School
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Israel Jerusalem

This two-year program is designed for students who wish to study contemporary Biblical (Hebrew scriptures) studies, providing grounding in Biblical as well as Modern Hebrew. Students specialize in one of two tracks, "The Bible: Cultural and Historical Context" and "The Bible and the Ancient Near East" [+]

Masters in Religious Studies in Asia 2017. M.A. Program in the Bible and the Ancient Near East Offered in conjunction with the Department of Bible and the Institute of Archaeology and the Ancient Near East This two-year program is designed for students who wish to study contemporary Biblical (Hebrew scriptures) studies, providing grounding in Biblical as well as Modern Hebrew. Students specialize in one of two tracks: The Bible: Cultural and Historical Context. In this specialization, students study the historical, cultural, and geographical context in which the Bible was composed, as well as its impact on later cultural and historical contexts and events. The Bible and the Ancient Near East. In addition to studying the Bible in its immediate regional context, students acquire a sound knowledge of the history and culture of the Ancient Near East, including the study of Akkadian. (Students may also choose to study other ancient languages, such as Egyptian, Ugartic, or Greek.) Courses from the M.A. program are also open to visiting graduate students on a one year or semester basis. Course of Study Track One "The Bible: Cultural and Historical Context" The M.A. program consists of 42 credits over four consecutive semesters, including required coursesin Biblical Hebrew, Akkadian, History and Culture of the Ancient Near East and Introduction to Biblical Literature, as well as elective courses and tutorials. Group tutorials are offered in Biblical Aramaic andTargum Onqalos. First-Year Studies During the first year of studies, students will be expected to take courses that fulfill the following distribution: Biblical Hebrew – Intermediate Reading Courses in Biblical Texts History and Culture of the Ancient Near East Introduction to Biblical Literature and Culture Second-Year Studies During the second year of studies (20 credit hours), students will take the following courses: Biblical Hebrew – Advanced Archaeology of the Biblical Period Exegesis (Midrash/Medieval Commentators) or The Bible in Western Culture Reading courses in Biblical Texts Track Two "The Bible and the Ancient Near East" First-Year Studies During the first year of studies (22 credit hours), students will be expected to take courses that fulfill the following distribution: Biblical Hebrew – Intermediate Akkadian Reading course in Biblical Texts History and Culture of the Ancient Near East Introduction to Biblical Literature and Culture Second-Year Studies During the second year of studies, students will take the following courses: Biblical Hebrew – Advanced Second-Year Akkadian Reading courses in Biblical Texts Archaeology of the Biblical Period Students in either track who wish to study an additional ancient language will, in consultation with their advisor, be able to reduce the above credit load. Hebrew Requirements Students will be expected to attain a sufficient command of the Hebrew language by the beginning of the second year of study (i.e., completion of level Heh) so that they may read scholarly publications and sources in Hebrew during their second year. Students will be expected to complete level Vav by the end of their second year of study. The Hebrew exemption examination (p’tor) is optional for all students and is not a requirement of the M.A. degree. Admission Requirements Qualified students with a Bachelor's degree from accredited institutions of higher education are eligible for admission to the program. Admission is competitive and is based on transcripts and letters of recommendation. Students must have: A minimum of 3.2 ("B") grade-point average or the equivalent A relevant background in Bible studies Biblical Hebrew: at least one year of Biblical Hebrew. Students lacking knowledge of Biblical Hebrew must attend the intensive elementary-level summer course offered at the RIS before commencing the program. Modern Hebrew: be elgilble to enroll in at least level Gimel Hebrew at the beginning of their first year of study. Students who have minimal or no knowledge of Hebrew (levels Aleph-Bet) must attend the Summer Ulpan. Students lacking knowledge of Biblical Hebrew must attend the intensive elementary-level Biblical Hebrew summer course offered in the language at the RIS before commencing the program. Knowledge of English: Applicants are required to submit official TOEFL, IELTS, or Amir scores. The minimum TOEFL score required is 573 on the paper-based test, 230 on the computer-based test and 89 on the internet-based test. The minimum IELTS score is 7. The minimum Amir score is 220 Exempted from this requirement are applicants who have completed a full degree (a minimum of four years) taught solely in English at a recognized institution of higher education. Applicants who have completed a B.A. in English Language and Literature may request an exemption provided that they submit documentation from their university stating that the language of instruction is English. Note: Official documents or test results may be scanned and emailed to Gradmiss@savion.huji.ac.il official documents must be submitted upon arrival. Program ID: Duration: 2 Academic Years See Academic Calendar Application Open: January 1- May 15, 2017 (late applications accepted) See Apply Here Diploma Type: M.A. Degree ... [-]

Master in Religious Studies

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Macau China

The Master’s degree in Religious Studies is an inter-disciplinary programme, providing professional, academic guidance, and on site field work in the different Macao religious heritage spots, as well [+]

The Master’s degree in Religious Studies is an inter-disciplinary programme, providing professional, academic guidance, and on site field work in the different Macao religious heritage spots, as well as in historical archives, libraries and museums. Courses focus on the study and interpretation of Asian religions in their theoretical (e.g. beliefs, myths, philosophy), practical (e.g., rituals, practices) and sociological expressions (e.g., groupings). [-]