The MA Religious Education studies a variety of religious traditions and may be of particular interest to those working in the field of education, health or social services wishing to explore issues of diversity and inclusion.
During the course students are able to benefit from our extensive network of established partnerships with faith groups.
The MA Religious Education is part of the MA Education programme at the University of South Wales which provides students with the opportunity to have a postgraduate course specifically tailored to meet their individual professional needs.
Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto with an average of 6.0-6.9, Aprobado or above
English language qualifications:
GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score 6.5 with at least a 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score 88
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programmes
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each elemen
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.
In common with all of the MA Education programmes, you must take the core module Research Methodology. Three other modules are then selected – the two specialist modules below, and you may then choose one relevant option module from within the MA Education programme.
Understanding Religion and Culture: Provides an overview of religion as found in South Wales and the UK more broadly, supported by visits to faith communities. You also choose a particular faith to study in detail.
Collaborative / Individual Project: Building on knowledge, experience and contacts from the Understanding Religion and Culture module, and with tutor support, you develop your own project focused on a local faith community.
In addition, individual modules from the distance learning MA Buddhist Studies will be available to students taking the MA Religious Education.
Awards are available at Postgraduate Certificate level (after completion of two taught modules) and Postgraduate Diploma level (after completion of four taught modules).
To complete the full MA you will present a 17,000 word research dissertation and a 3,000 word research dissemination plan.
Learning and teaching methods
Students undertake at least three different visits to faith communities in the South Wales region, plus a visit to faith community elsewhere in the UK if practical.
You could go on to undertake a Masters degree which is required for professional advancement in numerous occupations, and is widely seen as evidence of a successful commitment to high level professional development. An MA award demonstrates that you have developed advanced level skills in analysis, evaluation and research.
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