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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Lampeter Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Interfaith Studies (MA) offers a chance for in-depth study of the relationships between faiths and religion in our contemporary world and how these are impacted by historical, philosophical, theological, and social trends. It offers a balance between detailed study of faiths themselves and broader study of the social aspect of religious belief.

Interfaith studies (MA) grounds your learning across a number of different theoretical and practical areas, including the theory of interfaith studies and inter-religious relation, specific geographical contexts, and historical themes and perspectives. This is accomplished through a blend of teaching assessments, including a final dissertation focused on a subject of your choice.

Course Overview

The Interfaith Studies (MA) will provide you with a solid methodological foundation for your improving knowledge of interfaith matters, as well as offering modules looking at particular aspects of interfaith relation – such as focused on the inter-relationship of religions in China or on the long relationship between Judaism and Christianity.

As part of this, students will undertake compulsory modules dealing with Research Methods in Interfaith Studies, Hermeneutics and Interfaith Studies, as well as a student chosen Project in Interfaith Studies.

Students will then be able to select further modules that deepen their particular interests with particular provision for looking at aspects of religious interaction between two religious traditions or in particular geographic contexts.

As a final selection, students will undertake a Dissertation project, a research project on the related subject of the students choosing, which allows students to focus and apply the knowledge they have gained on a new area of research.

Assessment

The course is assessed largely through written submission, in the forms of essays, portfolios, textual analyses, and structured writing. In addition, long form written pieces such as the Interfaith Project and Dissertation.

Career Opportunities

The programme will help students to develop skills that are valuable to a wide range of employers, such as the ability to: analyse complex information in a critical manner; present clear and coherent arguments; present complex information in a clear manner.

More particularly, the programme will attract students who are looking to take up future employment opportunities, or are already in employment, in areas or sectors where an understanding of interfaith issues will be of benefit.

This may include voluntary workers, teachers and trainers, academics, community and government-based agencies and projects, intercultural, multi-faith networks dedicated to building community relations, reconciliation and reconstruction schemes with various global agencies and disaster relief bodies.

It will also appeal to students who are looking towards a religious and/or devotional service, a life of public service, and various voluntary-based projects.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 13,340per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table

    91st

  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 33 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 197
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40 40%

    32nd

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    12th

    22

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