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Theology & Religious Studies Grad Dip

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Overview

This course is designed as a bridge from undergraduate to master's study and may be used as a qualifying programme for study at MA level. It offers a flexible structure where you can select modules from Theology, Religion in the Contemporary World and Religion, Philosophy & Ethics.


Key benefits 

  • Theology & Religious Studies is taught in the very centre of one of the world's most dynamic cities.

  • It is one of the largest and most wide-ranging departments of Theology & Religious Studies in the UK.

  • Unparallelled access to specialist libraries, including the Maughan Library at King's, and other religious and cultural resources in central London.

  • A supportive educational environment within a department that specialises in the three 'Abrahamic' faiths.


Key information

Application status Open

Duration One year FT, two years PT, September to September.

Study mode Full-time, Part-time

Credit value UK 90 / ECTS 90

Course intake No set number.

Course leaders Dr Katherine Swancutt, katherine.swancutt@kcl.ac.uk

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions enquiry form

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Department Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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Entry requirements & how to apply


Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Usually a 2:1 undergraduate honours degree (or overseas equivalent).

Application procedure

Your application will be assessed by at least one academic member of staff. We aim to process all applications within four to six weeks, although this may take longer in February and March, and over holiday periods.

Personal statement and supporting information

Please provide a personal statement with your application, explaining why you wish to take our programme, and outlinining your relevant background experience. You should also give your undergraduate degree qualification, School/College, subject, grade and date.

Application closing date

The deadline for applications for September 2017 entry is 31st March 2017. After this date, programmes will remain open if places are available, and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2017 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2017.

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Course detail

Description

Designed to ease the transition from another area of study. May be used as a qualifying programme for study at MA level. Flexible structure. Select modules from Theology, Religion in the Contemporary World and Religion, Philosophy & Ethics.

Course purpose

For applicants of graduate or equivalent status in areas of study other than Theology & Religious Studies. The Graduate Diploma may be used as a qualifying programme to enable study at MA level, as it is especially designed to ease the transition to Theology & Religious Studies from another subject.

Further literature

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/enquiry-form.aspx 

Course format and assessment

Part-time attendance: one-two days per week. Taught modules are assessed by coursework and/or examination, plus a dissertation.

Structure

  • Teaching Style

    We will teach you through lectures, seminars and feedback on your assignments. We will also expect you to undertake a significant amount of independent study to compliment our teaching.

    Assessment

    We will assess your performance through a combination of examinations and coursework. You will also write a dissertation.

    Required Modules

    • Independent Study Project – Dissertation (30 Credits)

    If you are a part-time student, you will take this in your second year.

    Optional Modules

    You will take 90 Credits from a range of optional modules. At least 60 Credits from this total must be taken from level six modules (more advanced) with the remainder coming from modules at either level five or six.

    If you are a part-time student, you will take 60 credits in your first year and 30 in your second from either list.

    The lists of modules may include:

    Level five

    • Modern Islam I: History and Politics (15 Credits)
    • An Introduction to the Doctrine of the Person of Christ (15 Credits)
    • Intermediate Greek with Texts (15 Credits)
    • Religion in Different Social & Geopolitical Contexts: Anthropological Perspectives (15 Credits)
    • Modern Islam II: Sociological and Intellectual Practices (15 Credits)
    • Paul in Context (15 Credits)
    • Religion, Culture and Society in Reformation Europe (15 Credits)
    • Ritual in the Old Testament (15 Credits)
    • Salvation & the City: Christian Faith & the Arts in London (15 Credits)
    • Applied Ethics (15 Credits)
    • Philosophy & Film (15 Credits)
    • Religion & Politics in International & Transnational Contexts (15 Credits)
    • Religious Difference: Jewish, Christian & Other Perspectives (15 Credits)
    • New Testament Greek and Exegesis A (15 Credits)
    • The Bible in Modern Imagination (15 Credits)
    • Theological Themes of the Hebrew Bible (15 Credits)
    • ‘What is Christianity?’: Patristic Perspectives (15 Credits)
    • Between Revolutions: British Christianity 1689-1860 (15 Credits)
    • Faith and Enlightenment: Philosophies of Religion from Anselm to Kant (15 Credits)
    • Buddhist Ethics (15 Credits)
    • Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (30 Credits)

     

    Level Six

    •           Hebrew Texts: Prose (15 Credits)

    •           Principles of Systematic Theology (15 Credits)

    •           Women and Gender in the Bible (15 Credits)

    •           Varieties of Religious Experience: Christianity in Britain 1850-1970 (15 Credits)

    •           Contemporary Theology & Philosophy (15 Credits)

    •           Philosophy of Religious Life (15 Credits)

    •           Anthropological Approaches to Religious Innovation and Questions of Being (15 Credits)

    •           Theravada Buddhism (15 Credits)

    •           The English Reformation (15 Credits)

    •           Exploring New Testament Theology I (15 Credits)

    •           Special Questions in Social Ethics (15 Credits)

    •           Contemporary Thought in the Muslim World (15 Credits)

    •           Law and Ethics in the Old Testament (15 Credits)

    •           European Jews & the ‘Orient’ (15 Credits)

    •           The Search for Meaning (15 Credits)

    •           Religion, Politics & Global Media (15 Credits)

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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£9,000 or £9,250 p.a. (2017/18)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

£17,050 p.a. (2017/18)*

Part time tuition fees - Home/EU

£4,500 or £4,625 p.a. (2017/18)*

Part time tuition Fees - Overseas

£8,525 p.a. (2017/18)*

*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee. 

Full time tuition fees UK:

The current tuition fee is set as £9,000  for full time tuition and £4,500 for part time tuition per year, a cap set by the UK Government. However, the Government is currently reviewing this policy, and you should be aware that the UK tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year may increase to £9,250 for full time tuition and £4,625 for part time tuition. Depending on the decision reached by the UK Government, tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.

This means that the current tuition fee is £9,000 for full time tuition and £4,500 for part time tuition per year, a cap set by the UK Government. However, the Government is currently reviewing this policy, and you should be aware that the tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year may increase to £9,250 for full time tuition and £4,625 for part time tuition. Depending on the decision reached by the UK Government, tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2017, payment is due by 30th April 2017.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2017 and 30th June 2017, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2017 and 31st July 2017, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2017, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

 Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

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