MA Philosophy and Religion

General

Program Description

Explore the dynamics of the constant interplay between philosophical and theological issues, and address questions such as religious fulfilment and ethical motivation as raised in the classical Christian tradition and in modern analysis.

The degree attracts a wide range of students – those engaged in the study and practice of religion, and those whose professional life involves philosophical and ethical questions.

CORE MODULES

  • Understanding Religion in the Age of Modernity
  • Reason and Religion

OPTIONAL MODULES FOR THE ETHICS PATHWAY

  • Foundations in Ethics
  • Ethical Issues Today
  • Bioethics and Sexual Ethics

OPTIONAL MODULES FOR THE PHILOSOPHIC PATHWAY

  • Selected Themes in European Philosophy
  • The Franciscan Spiritual Tradition: Faith, Reason and Spirituality

OPTIONAL MODULES FOR THE INTERRELIGIOUS STUDY PATHWAY

  • Unity and Diversity in Contemporary Islamic Thought
  • Contemporary Judaism

Entry

An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent in an appropriate subject

Interim awards

  • PGCert Philosophy & Religion
  • PGDip Philosophy & Religion

Course length

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time
Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

For over 400 years, Heythrop College has specialised in the study of Philosophy and Theology. Here, these subjects are not merely departments within a larger institution; the whole College is devoted

For over 400 years, Heythrop College has specialised in the study of Philosophy and Theology. Here, these subjects are not merely departments within a larger institution; the whole College is devoted Read less