Course Overview

The MA Ancient Religions offers students whose interests centre on this field the opportunity to take a specialist higher degree tailored to investigating the Celtic, Christian, Egyptian, Jewish, Greek, Minoan/Mycenaean and Roman religions, The programme enables students to gain a clearer understanding of the interrelations of religion and society in a cross-cultural perspective and so better enables them to understand multi-religious worlds. Moreover, students will gain a wider understanding of the cultural economic and social forces underpinning the ancient world and these ancient ideas and practices in particular.


  • Pagans, Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity
  • Ancient Egyptian Religious Beliefs
  • Cosmology, Magic and Divination
  • Celtic Otherworlds: From the Druids to the Monastic Voyage Tale
  • Spaces, Places and Objects in Ancient Mediterranean Religions
  • New Testament Apocrypha

Course Tutor(s)

  • Dr Kyle Erickson
  • Dr Ralph H
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Entry Requirements For This Course

Entry Criteria

The traditional requirement for entry onto a Level 7 programme is a 2.1 or 1st class undergraduate degree. In addition, the Faculty encourages students with an equivalent and appropriate professional qualification or significant and relevant professional experience to apply.

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