February 2, 2012

MA in Contemporary Religions – University College Cork

University College Cork, IRELAND


The MA in Contemporary Religions is a new (since 2011) programme, unique in Ireland.The programme can be taken full-time over 12 months or part-time over 2-3 years.Classes are taught in the evenings.

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.

MA modules we expect to offer in 2012/13 include: Critical Theory and the Study of Religions (15 credits) , Contemporary Islam (15 credits), Deities, Devotion and Disciplines in Indian Religions (15 credits), Research Methods and Fieldwork Project in Contemporary Religions (15 credits) and the Dissertation in Contemporary Religions (30 credits)

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

Details of the programme, fees, how to apply etc. are at http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/what/acsss/masters/religion/

Full-time staff in the department are Prof Brian Bocking, Dr Lidia Guzy, Dr James Kapalo, Dr Oliver Scharbrodt. For staff research specialisms and profiles see: http://www.ucc.ie/en/studyofreligions/Staff/

MPhil/PhD supervision is also available to suitably prepared students. Please contact Prof Brian Bocking b.bocking@ucc.ie with enquiries.



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