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.
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.
If you are a school teacher, and your school is willing to make a small contribution, you may qualify for some assistance with your fees from the Culham St Gabriel's Trust. For details, see: www.cstg.org.uk/grants/3forre/
Open Days 2017
Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.
- Saturday 14th October (PGCE’s and Education Master’s only)
- Thursday 15th June
- Saturday 21st October