The MA in Religious Studies and its associated Pathways, provide the ideal progression from a degree in Religious Studies (or related Humanities subjects) into a research degree. Through a carefully-structured programme of modules that offer an introduction to postgraduate research and study skills, as well as subject-specific training, students can prepare themselves for future postgraduate research, as well as a range of relevant careers, such as religious education teaching, print and broadcasting media, and employment in religious organisations.
The Department of Religious Studies and Theology at Cardiff has particular strengths in the linguistic and textual study of religions. As a centre of excellence with a particular concentration of specialist and internationally-recognised religious studies scholars, students enrolled on the MA in Religious Studies will be introduced to the interdisciplinary study of religion at postgraduate level from world-leading researchers.
Students taking the MA in Religious Studies usually follow a particular Pathway through the programme that reflects the distinctive expertise of staff in the Department of Religious Studies & Theology at Cardiff.
In addition to the general Religious Studies pathway, students can choose to follow one of three other distinctive Pathways through the programme. These Pathways will help students to develop their understanding of one of the following:
1st or upper 2nd class UK Honours degree in an appropriate subject. The course is suitable for graduates in Religious Studies as well as a wide variety of Humanities and Social Sciences subjects.
Students whose first language is not English will be required to pass an IELTS test (minimum 6.5) or equivalent.
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.