Masters | Postgraduate Course - Buddhist Studies Distance Learning MA Course Details within University of South Wales

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Buddhist Studies Distance Learning MA

Study Details

MA 3 years Part-time Distance Learning

The University of South Wales’s MA Buddhist Studies course is ideal for teachers wishing to enhance their subject knowledge, and also for those working in Buddhist organisations who wish to gain a recognised qualification. It is also an excellent course for those wishing to study Buddhism in its own right.

This part-time distance learning course provides you with a step-by-step approach that gently leads students through an overview of the world of Buddhism. Learning resources and contact with tutors and fellow students is provided through the University’s Virtual Learning Environment. This enables you, wherever you are in the world, to be part of an internet-based group to study, explore and discuss Buddhism using high quality, stimulating and academically rigorous materials. This means that study and participation can be fitted flexibly around other commitments.

Module details

 Modules include:

  • Buddhist Traditions (compulsory)
  • Buddhist Meditation and Psychology
  • Buddhist Ethics
  • Buddhist Philosophy
  • Pali Language (numbers permitting)
  • Dissertation (for students progressing to the MA)

Entry Requirements

  • A good Honours degree at class 2:1 or above.
  • Skype interview required.
  • If this degree was not conducted in English medium, then you must demonstrate English ability to IELTS level 6.5 across all competencies

However, because students may come from diverse backgrounds, alternative evidence of aptitude for academic study may be taken into consideration.

Student Destinations

The MA Buddhist Studies course will provide you with advanced level skills and knowledge related to Buddhism, and also forms an excellent basis for those wishing to pursue further academic study in the field.