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Religion and Literature MTh, MSc

University of Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Programme description

This programme, housed within the School of Divinity, draws on the strengths of one of the most distinguished centres of religious and theological studies in the country. It offers deep and broad study of the relationship between all genres of literature and religious traditions, history, thought and practice.

In the programme’s core course, you will cover the history of the field as well as current issues in both areas of study and in their interaction. Optional courses from which you may choose (although not all may be available each year) include courses on Scottish Literature, Imagination and Faith; Science and Religion in Literature; Islamic Literature; Peacebuilding, Theology and the Arts; and Lives of the Buddha in Indian Art and Literature.

With the agreement of the Programme Director, you may select a course from the School of Divinity's level 10 courses and/or other taught masters programmes, including those in English Literature, where available.

You will have the opportunity to research and write a substantial dissertation, with the support of an academic supervisor, which will reflect your own interests and expertise.

The programme is aimed at students and professionals with an academic background in Literary Studies, Religious Studies or Theology who are keen to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of both disciplines in dialogue.

The programme offers you the opportunity to study and collaborate with established academics, with a view to tailoring a personalized path to doctoral study or to other relevant careers.

Tuition fees

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£ 24,000per year

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 106 2

    9th out of 33 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    182 89%

    6th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    94th

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 197
    156 81%

    5th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    11th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    17th

    1

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