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About This CourseThe Studies in Philosophy and Religion MRes Distance Learning Programme is scheduled for a duration of one year (full-time) or two years (part-time). It is tailor-made to suit your interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. It is designed also to suit the needs of those who are unable to attend time-tabled sessions at Bangor. It comprises two parts.)Part 1:Students will write two essays, each of 5000 words (30 credits each). The essay titles
About This Course
The Studies in Philosophy and Religion MRes Distance Learning Programme is scheduled for a duration of one year (full-time) or two years (part-time). It is tailor-made to suit your interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. It is designed also to suit the needs of those who are unable to attend time-tabled sessions at Bangor. It comprises two parts.)
Students will write two essays, each of 5000 words (30 credits each). The essay titles and content will be decided in consultation with your supervisor. However, they will follow any two topics listed below. Students will have full support from a supervisor (via e-mail, telephone, Skype, or any other means that is mutually convenient).
Eastern Philosophy and Religion (Hinduism, Sikhism, Shinto and Confucianism
Islamic Philosophy and ethics
Political Philosophy (including social theory such as Marx, Weber, Rawls etc.)
Globalization (including, multiculturalism)
The Philosophy of Nietzsche
Part 2 is a supervised dissertation of 40,000 words (120 credits). The subject of the dissertation will be decided by you in consultation with your supervisor. It is usually expected that the subject will relate to the broad range of topics listed above.
Completion of the full programme will lead to the qualification of MRes (Master of Research). Students may exit the course after completing Part 1 (the two essays: 60 credits), and be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Certificate.
Those wishing to teach religion or philosophy in schools or in institutions of Higher Education will find the programme especially beneficial. Many who pursue the programme will enter various careers in the public or private sector.
It is anticipated that international students from non-Western cultures will find this degree helpful in working in international organisations and businesses. Some students may wish to proceed to doctoral study and pursue an academic career in a university setting.
Established in 1884, Bangor University has over 130 years of educational heritage and offers an experience unlike any other. Based in North Wales, and nestled between the mountains and the sea, the university offers a wide range of courses distributed across the Arts and Sciences. Bangor is a vibrant and student-oriented place to study, and the university’s size and friendly learning community is why many students choose to study here. The university is consistently rated highly for student satisfaction and has been recognised for the quality of its teaching in the most recent Teaching Excellence Framework, where it received a Gold rating - the highest available.
Bangor University is a research-driven institution, well known for the quality of its output in industries such as electronic engineering, accounting, psychology and sports science.