University of Wales
Study of Religions MA (PG)
University of Wales

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

MA Study of Religions

The Study of Religions (MA) has a distinct methodological emphasis drawing on the expertise of staff. The aim of the programme is not to focus on any one tradition, but to enable engagement with different traditions in a manner that is free, fair, accurate and open to correction.

Reasons to choose this course Distinct methodological emphasis drawing on the expertise of staff All our staff are research active, and on hand throughout to guide you in the right direction. Opportunity to study a wide range of different religious traditions Furthermore, you’ll be able to take modules from a distance that enable you to interact with students and staff – indeed, we offer as much interaction as you wish. We have strong international recruitment that supports students from a diverse range of circumstances; indeed, our students come from all over the world and many take the MA whilst juggling other responsibilities – we recognise this special context of distance-learners, and our courses make full use of the virtual world and have the personal approach of expert tuition.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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Normally the entry requirement for this degree is a first class or upper second class undergraduate degree. In addition, enquiries are also welcome from students with an equivalent and appropriate professional qualification or significant and relevant professional experience.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Study of Religions MA (PG)

EU £7800
England UK £7800
Northern Ireland £7800
Scotland £7800
Wales £7800
Channel Islands £7800
International £15000

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About University of Wales

The University of Wales (UW) is a confederal university located in Cardiff, Wales. This university was the very first to exist in Wales, and now operates a highly rated research centre, the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. In addition, UW also has a centre used for studying and conferences in Gregynog, Newtown.

Where is this programme taught

Lampeter Campus
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