Religious Studies: Asian Religions (MA)
Graduates in Religious Studies and a wide variety of Humanities disciplines and Social Sciences.
Offers knowledge and expertise:
For further research and/or a role in higher education, RE teaching, or a range of allied professions valuing a humanities postgraduate degree.
Part 1 consists of a skills module and two optional modules which are flexible in order to permit the variability of content from year to year. Current options include:
- Aspects of the Mahabharata
- Pali Language and Literature
- Sanskrit Religious Texts
- South Asian Religion and Performance
- Chinese Pilgrims’ Accounts of Indian Buddhism.
Supporting languages are also available: Pali and Sanskrit.
Assessment is via written assignments of approximately 5,000 words.
Part 2 consists of a dissertation of approximately 16,000 words on a topic of the student’s choice, to be submitted at the beginning of September.
Special features of this course:
- A flexible programme of study geared towards the individual student.
- Small student-focussed tutorials rather than formal lectures.
- Draws on internationally-recognised expertise in Indic religions.
- Provides a subject-specific introduction to postgraduate study skills.