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Course overview

This course will enable you to explore the diversity of global religious and spiritual life; probe relationships between religion, spirituality, society, identity, ethics and popular culture; explore texts and traditions; consider the phenomenon of religion from a range of disciplinary perspectives; receive training in advanced research skills; and undertake field research.

Start Date
September, 2017
  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
Duration
1 year

Why Study Religious Studies with us?

Our course is ideal for anyone seeking to gain greater understanding of the impact of religion and spirituality in the contemporary world and at some key points in history, and to develop critical thinking skills. It is also ideal as a means of training for further doctoral studies in religion.

Professionals in both the private and public sectors engage in this Master’s course to increase their ‘religious literacy’ and to demonstrate to their employers the many transferable skills fostered by the study of religions. Teachers take the course to bolster their expertise in a range of religious traditions. Many students take this course simply because they consider studying the world’s religious beliefs, texts, histories and practices fascinating and relevant.

We will provide you with opportunities and training to undertake field research in religious communities, both abroad and in the UK.

Theology and Religious Studies

Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

Parkgate Road Campus is where the University of Chester’s story began. Commonly referred to as our main campus, it’s home to a variety of academic departments, teaching and learning areas, subject specific facilities and modern purpose-built laboratories.

This is also where you’ll find many of the our central services, including our award-winning Student Support and Guidance team, Careers and Employability, University Chapel, and the Seaborne Library with its 24 hour open-access computer labs.

Outside of lectures you can make use of our extensive range of on-campus social and leisure facilities, including the fitness centre, 25 metre swimming pool and the Students’ Union (CSU), which houses a shop, Starbucks and popular student bar (CH1).

With Chester city centre only a short 10 minute walk away, and a range of facilities on-site, including a bookshop, Santander Bank, faith spaces, and modern catering outlets, you’re in the ideal location to access everything that Chester has to offer.

Life in Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

Postgraduate Admissions

Theology and Religious Studies