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Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2019/09/01
Duration: 12 months
Intl fees: £12750
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This course emphasises the importance of understanding the current religious climate and the interrelation of secular and religious communities. We consider the representation of religion in the media and popular culture, its activity in the public sphere and its significance for identity and wellbeing. This is a varied and exciting programme taught by experienced, research-active academics. You will develop your research and critical thinking skills, whether you are motivated by an ambition to pursue employment or further academic study in the field, or by professional development and personal interest. This programme is supported by the Centre for Religion in Society – established in 2008 at York St John University for practitioners and professionals from across the humanities and social sciences to consider the role of religion in our cultural, social and political life. This unique, interdisciplinary resource will enrich your learning experience and enhance your religious literacy, your understanding of varieties of spirituality and your awareness of religion as it intersects with current and critical issues in the public sphere locally and globally. Our course is enhanced by a wide range of speakers, including journalists, political activists and religious practitioners, invited to speak at Ebor Lecture Series. You will have the opportunity to explore the interrelation of secular and religious communities in relation to social justice and the complex issues of gender and sexuality, spirituality and mental health. The interdisciplinary nature of the Centre, the Ebor Lecture Series and the staff in the department enable us to offer this exciting, cutting-edge programme; researching, exploring and debating the pressing and fraught theoretical and practical matters that impact on communities today.
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An upper second-class or first-class honours degree (or equivalent). This can be in any subject, though priority will be given to students with degrees in Humanities and especially in Theology or Religious Studies. Applicants with a lower second-class degree and knowledge of Theology and/or Religious Studies may be accepted on to the programme following an interview. This includes applicants who may have a lower second-class degree in another subject area and who have evidence of having studied Theology or Religious Studies at Certificate or Diploma level (for example as part of ministry training).
IELTS: 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for York St John University.
About this university
The International Student Support team are on hand to help the students travelling from outside the UK on their arrival in York. Their services include a welcome and orientation program that includes different elements for levels of study and access to English language help for those to whom it isn't a native language. There are also regular drop-in sessions to help with matters such as finding work between classes, financial advice and help with immigration and visas. There is also a number of options to help students learn more about York and enjoy their time in the city including making use of local tourist attractions such as the Jorvik Viking Centre and the National Railway Museum. The Student Union is responsible for the representation of students at York St John as well as organising extracurricular activities. The union offer help and advice on a range of subject to its members including health and wellbeing matters, financial advice and even learning support. These services are based in the Holgate Student Centre. There is also a student union bar located in Phoenix Court offering a great place to meet friends and get hot and cold food and drinks. There are a number of sports clubs with considerable history behind them including the rowing club, founded in 1852 and the rugby club that was founded in 1883, also the biggest club on campus. The football club dates to 1883 and has featured a number of England international players while the cricket club is another of considerable age, dating from 1848. There are around 30 different societies on offer to students including performing arts such as drama and singing as well as interest and academic subjects such as psychology and primary education. All are in contention for the Society of the Year award awarded at the annual ball.