MA Contemporary Religions

Study of Religions students visiting Dzogchen Beara Buddhist Centre in West Cork

The MA in Contemporary Religions is a new (since 2011) one-year programme at UCC which is unique in Ireland. It is the only taught postgraduate programme in Ireland which fosters the academic and non-confessional study of religions. The programme has a strong fieldwork element and is particularly suitable for those interested in studying contemporary religions, including e.g. Buddhism, Islam, Indian Religions, Christianity and new religious movements, in Ireland and globally.

Entry requirements are a degree of BA/BSc in any subject, with a classification of 2:1 or above, or equivalent. Other qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

The MA in Contemporary Religions can be taken full-time over a year or part-time over two years. All courses of the programme are taught in the evening, making the programme a convenient option for those working during the day.

MA modules the programme expects to offer in 2012/13: Critical Theory in the Study of Religions, Contemporary Islam, Deities, Devotion and Disciplines in Indian Religions, Research Methods and Fieldwork Project in Contemporary Religions, and Dissertation in Contemporary Religions.

–          Enquiries to Dr Oliver Scharbrodt o.scharbrodt@ucc.ie

–          Details at http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/what/acsss/masters/religion/

–          UCC International Education Office           http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/international/

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