Master of Arts

Studies in Religion

For candidates admitted under Rule (a)
Program of Study Credit Points
Prescribed Unit for this Major
Complete 18 credit points including 6 credit points at 500-level from the following units:
18 cps
Unit Code Unit Title Unit cps  
HASS500 The Foundations of Research for the Master of Arts 6  
RELS180 Exploring the Sacred 6  
RELS182 World Religions Today 6  
RELS184 Magic and the Supernatural in History and Culture 6  
And complete 6 to 18 credit points from the following units: 6-18 cps
HUMS507 Minor Research Project 6  
HUMS508 Major Research Project 12  
Listed Units for this Major
Complete 18 credit points from the following units:
18 cps
ANCH324 Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids 6  
ANCH325 New Kingdom Egypt 6  
HIST301 Power and Propaganda in the European Reformations 6  
HIST343 Islam in the Modern World 6  
ISLM344 Islam and the West: the Clash of Civilisations? 6  
ISLM363 Women in Islam 6  
RELS300 New Religions, Cults and Popular Spiritualities 6  
RELS381 Chinese and Japanese Religion: A History 6  
RELS384 Religions of the Ancient Near East 6  
RELS385 Women, Gender and the World's Religions 6  
RELS386 Buddhism: A History 6  
RELS387 Earliest Christianity: Social Context and Sacred Text 6  
RELS388 The Pagan Religions of Ancient Greece and Rome 6  
RELS392 Meditation in Eastern Religions 6  
RELS395 God in their Sights: The Arguments of New Atheism 6  
And complete 18 to 24 credit points from the following units: 18-24 cps
ANCH524 Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids 6  
ANCH525 New Kingdom Egypt 6  
HIST501 Power and Propaganda in the European Reformations 6  
HUMS505 Reading Unit A 6  
ISLM363 Women in Islam 6  
RELS500 New Religions, Cults, and Popular Spiritualities 6  
RELS581 Chinese and Japanese Religion: A History 6  
RELS584 Religions of the Ancient Near East 6  
RELS585 Women, Gender and the World's Religions 6  
RELS586 Buddhism: A History 6  
RELS587 Earliest Christianity: Social Context and Sacred Text 6  
RELS588 The Pagan Religions of Ancient Greece and Rome 6  
RELS592 Meditation in Eastern Religions 6  
RELS595 God in their Sights: The Arguments of New Atheism 6  
Elective Units
Complete 18 to 36 credit points at 200-level or above, with at least 18 credit points at 500-level:
18-36 cps
Elective Units can be selected from any unit offered by the University, including those listed above, subject to candidates meeting overall course requirements and prerequisite and timetabling requirements for individual units.  
Total 96 cps

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