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This programme is intended for students who wish to engage in the advanced interdisciplinary study of science and religion, including those who wish to prepare for subsequent PhD work.
A UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in theology/religion or in a natural or human science.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
Much of the recent debate surrounding ‘New Atheism’ has taken place within a poorly informed view of the history and philosophy of science and its relationship with religion. This dedicated programme aims to inform and engage with the debate in depth, looking at it from scientific, philosophical, historical, ethical
and theological perspectives. It provides a strong grounding in these issues. The history of science is studied from ancient times through the modern scientific revolution, together with philosophical trends in our understanding of reality.
The main areas of dialogue between science and religion are explored indepth, including cosmology, evolution, divine action and miracles, consciousness and the human person.
This programme is run over 12 months full time (or 24 months part time). You will be taught mainly in small groups in a seminar setting. You will be given training in research methods and will receive individual supervision for your 15,000-word dissertation.
You will choose three further courses. Options include:
You may also opt for optional courses from elsewhere in the University, at the discretion of the Programme Director and subject to availability.
The programme can be taken as preparation for a research degree, or can form useful preparation for a career in education, journalism, public policy, or the civil service, to name just a few.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Apr 25, 2013