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Theology and Religious Studies

University of Roehampton

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Roehampton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Summary

As faiths of all kinds navigate their way through a period of great social change, it is more important than ever to possess an in-depth understanding of how faiths interact with each other and society. This MA creatively balances the close study of particular traditions with a broad understanding of the subject area. It is one of the few programmes in London that offers specialised teaching in Islam as well as several different aspects of Christian theology.

On this course, you can study a variety of religious traditions in relation to key topics such as social justice, gender, text and textual interpretation, and inter-religious dialogue and conflict. You will have the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of particular religious themes, with a broad view of religious studies, and its diverse forms of interpretation and practice. This course will suit students who want to develop advanced skills in the study and analysis of a range of issues, rather than focus on one specialist subject.

A strength of the course is that it allows you to have a critical awareness of the relationship between different religions and modern secular society, with an informed and scholarly understanding of differences within as well as between religious traditions and cultures. From this,you will use advanced methods of research and critical analysis to explore the ways in which different religious perspectives contribute to contemporary debates about identity, politics and culture. Students can also exit with PGDip award.

Career options

This course is especially beneficial for those hoping to: pursue a PhD or conducting specific research; work in faith-based organisations, social services or education; work in international aid, the charity sector and community organisations.

Application deadline

28 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,504per 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 Roehampton

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    University of Roehampton, Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane, Wandsworth, SW15 5PU, England

Roehampton has an international community made up of students from over 140 countries.
The university offers a range of generous scholarships aimed at international students, worth up to £4,000 a year.
Pre-sessional English courses are offered to help international students develop their academic English skills before starting their course.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 33

  • Entry standards

    / Max 197
    105 54%

    20th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    15th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    8th

    1

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