Here are two new MA/postgraduate developments at Sheffield starting September/October 2011.
Distance Learning MA in Biblical Studies
The programmes are taken through part-time study via the internet, giving access to online resources, discussions and some video lectures. You will be part of an online community of students, engaging with both the biblical and contemporary worlds, and exploring where the two differ, intersect, and how the modern world is shaped by ancient texts.
Modules include: The Bible and the Historical Imagination; The Bible and Postcolonial Studies; The Bible and the Arts; and Religion & Violence: the Monotheistic Faiths in Ancient & Modern Perspectives
For further information on Distance Learning in Biblical Studies at Sheffield see here.
MA in Religion, Conflict and the Media
‘Religion’, however understood or constructed, is regularly seen to be at the heart of portrayals of conflict and terrorism, even more so since the September 11 attacks. The role of religion in relation to violence has been constructed in a number of ways, from a central explanatory factor in conflict and violence to a potential solution to conflict and violence. Questions are constantly asked in the media and beyond about the role of religion in civil and political discourse. Should religion be allowed to have any role in political decision making? Is religion essentially a private matter? Are violent manifestations in the name of religion a violation of `true´ religious belief? The MA in Religion, Conflict and the Media is a flexible Masters programme that allows students to specialise in media presentations of religion (with a particular focus on Christianity, Judaism and Islam) and equips them with the skills needed to pursue research at graduate level.
For further information on the MA in Religion, Conflict and the Media see here.
Biblical Studies MAs at Sheffield
For further information on all of the MA courses on offer at Sheffield (Biblical Studies Research; Bible Culture and Society; Bible and Postcolonial Studies; and Archaeology, the Bible and Ancient Cultures) see here.
MA Scholarships at Sheffield
For information about funding a scholarships see here.