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Pursue your subject interests or professional development in a way that works for you. Choose from a wide range of modules from our MA Theology and Religious Studies. Benefit from the breadth of expertise of our staff and see if post-graduate study in Theology and Religious Studies is for you.

We offer a wide range of modules which you can apply to study on a free-standing basis. If you later apply successfully to study for a full MA, you can bring credit you’ve gained from the study of freestanding MA modules with you, so long as they map on to the programme’s modules. Please note: If you wish to go on to study on a full MA programme, and you apply successfully for a postgraduate loan, you will not be able to take academic credit from a free standing module into that MA programme.

Modules usually take place over a term (10 weeks), and are delivered in a variety ways: face to face in Chester, by residential or online through moodle, our Virtual Learning Environment. A list of the modules being offered is available here.

Assessment for each module (20 credits) is usually by a written essay of 4,000 words. The exceptions are double-weighted modules (40 credits).

For information about the cost of a postgraduate module, please see the University’s guidance on Postgraduate fees, here.

Please contact Dr Caroline Tee (Programme Leader, Theology and Religious Studies) for further advice.

How to Apply

Please follow the link below to make an application:

Free standing module application