MA

Constructions of the Sacred, the Holy and the Supernatural

Study mode:Part-time Languages: english Duration:12 months
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How have people from different times, places and cultures understood the sacred, the holy and the supernatural? What cultural expressions have their beliefs taken, and why? This exciting new interdisciplinary MA draws upon the School's wonderful range of expertise in order to explore these questions, united by a core course remarkable for its disciplinary, geographical and chronological breadth, which considers a variety of categories that cut across this fundamental area of human experience, imagination and culture.

Module details

Specialist course units can be chosen from among a variety taught in the School's eight subject areas, and students are encouraged to exploit the School's range of expertise in choosing topics and supervisors for their MA dissertation. In 2005-6, specialist courses on offer included units from the following subject areas:

* Archaeology : ( Archaeology of Religions)
* Art History & Visual Studies ( Etruscan Italy; The Stained Glass of York Minster; The Sacred Topography of Christian Syria; Saints & Society: Art & the Sacred in Italy 1200-1500)
* Classics & Ancient History ( Demes and democracy; The interpretation of myth)
* English & American Studies ( Monsters and the Monstrous; Magic and Popular Belief 1200-1500)
* History ( The Cult of the Saints in Early Medieval Europe; Society and the Supernatural in Early Modern Britain)
* Religions & Theology ( Islamic Mystical Traditions and Texts; Jewish Art & Architecture; Readings in Theology, Culture and Society; Terror and Utopia)

Academic entry qualification overview: A First Class or Upper Second class honours degree is required, or the overseas equivalent.English language: If your first language is not English, you need a minimum of IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based).International entry requirements: We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. English Language Requirements CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C)
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