Module Availability 2017-18

MA Ancient Religions

Full time students must select 120 credits (or 130 credits if you choose one intensive language module). Having successfully completed the 120 (or 130) credits, you will progress to the 60 credit Dissertation.

Part-time students will normally be expected to choose a minimum of 40 and maximum of 80 credits per year. Having successfully completed the 120 (or 130) credits, you will progress to the 60 credit Dissertation.

Modules should be chosen in consultation with Programme Director.

Compulsory Modules
Module Code Module Title Credits Semester (s)
CLCL7003  Theory and Methodology for the Study of Ancient Religions 20 1 or 2
AHAR7003  Spaces, Places and Objects in Ancient Mediterranean Religions 20 1
CLCL7007  Dissertation for the MA in Ancient Religions 60 Part II


You must select 80 credits in total from the groups below

Select 20 - 40 credits from this group
Module Code Module Title Credits Semester (s)
CYCS7019  Celtic Otherworlds – from the Druids to the Monastic Voyage Tale 20 2
CYCS7007  The Female Saints of Wales 20 1
CSCH7002  Religions in China, 1500 BCE – 500 CE 20 1
TRDL7088  Ritual and Religions 20 2
AHAN7006  Sacred Geography 20 1
AHAN7043  Skyscapes, Cosmology and Archaeology 20 2 or 3

 

Select 0 - 60 credits from this group
Module Code Module Title Credits Semester (s)
AHAR7004**  Ancient Egyptian Religion 20 1
AHAN7011  Cosmology, Magic and Divination in the Classical World 20 3
CLCS7006  Myth in Greek and Roman Epic 20 2

** Students without prior knowledge of Ancient Egypt (residential and distance) have to be familiar with the core readings before the semester starts.  

Select 0 - 40 credits from this group
Module Code Module Title Credits Semester (s)
CLAH7017 Religious Life in the Roman Empire 20 2
CLAH7010 Power and Culture in the Hellenistic East 20 1

 

Select 0 - 40 credits from this group
Module Code Module Title Credits Semester (s)
TRDL7071 The Bible: Text and Transmission 20 1, 2 or 3
TRDL7073 The Gospel of John 20 1
HPTR7002 Self and Suffering: Ascetic Life in Christian History 20 2

 

Select 0 - 60 credits from this group
Module Code Module Title Credits Semester (s)
CLGK7101 Intensive Greek I 30 1
CLGK7102 Intensive Greek II 30 2
CLLA7101 Intensive Latin I 30 1
CLLA7102 Intensive Latin II 30 2
CSCH7003 Introduction to Classical Chinese 20 2