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English and Theology & Religion MA (Hons)

University of Aberdeen

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  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    05-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

English and Theology & Religion at Aberdeen combines all the advantages of the UK’s second most highly-rated research hub for English literature, language and creative writing. The programme offers a fascinating exploration of the origin, function and meaning of religion, studying and comparing the major religions across the world, with special focus on Christian faith in historic and contemporary contexts.Aberdeen is a leading centre for the study of literature, language and creative writing, rated second in the UK for its research output. You’ll study poetry and prose through the dynamic relationship between author, reader and literary text, covering every period from Chaucer to contemporary English, Scottish, Irish, European and American writing and the cultural and critical impact of powerful and controversial modern works. You will be inspired by enthusiastic teachers and researchers, themselves acclaimed authors and poets and be encouraged to develop your own creative writing skills.In Theology and Religion you will gain a sound understanding of the major religious traditions of the world, including their historical development and contemporary importance, with a special focus on Christian faith, life and doctrine in its historical, institutional and contemporary context. You will study biblical languages, the history of the church in the west, the Reformation in Scotland, the role of religion in ethical and political debates and religious aspects of disability.As a graduate, you will be highly employable in a wide range of roles including church ministry and administration, media and journalism, public service and administration, charities, NGOs, business, publishing, education and research.

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15 January

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A level : BBB

For First Year Entry a minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB or 4 AS at AABB.For Second Year Entry a minimum of an A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus BB, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus a further B.GCSE in English or English Language is also required.

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University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 40 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 100 26

    9th out of 29 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    172 84%

    10th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    38 38%

    87th

    37
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    42nd

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 197
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    13th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    13th

    6

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