Numerous specialists within the research into Religions are based
in Oxford’s research centres focussed on particular
religious traditions: The Oxford Center for Buddhist Studies The Oxford Center for Christianity and Culture The Oxford Center for Hindu Studies The Oxford Center for Islamic Studies along with the Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.
Relevant Oxford Research Workshops:
• Research workshops around the research into Religions are available within the Faculty plus all of the relevant research centres.
Course Content and Assessment
This 9-month course provides an intensive learning research within the research into religions. It enables students to look at two major religious traditions inside an advanced level, and to check out the nature of belief itself. Students select their specialisms inside the following five religious traditions:
Generally, students see the early doctrines and practices of spiritual traditions in their historic contexts, engaging with primary source texts in British translation. Within the situation of Judaism, religion and fitness is studied since 70 CE, with regard both to historic development and to the level of smoothness of Judaism nowadays. Within the situation of Hinduism, the program concentrates on the brahminical tradition.
Every one of these traditions comes with a worldwide-recognised research center, institute, or outstanding cluster of scholars in Oxford. This typically ensures that students are not just trained by specialists in their selected tradition, but in addition access numerous specialist libraries and collections.
Assessment typically includes:
• one 3-hour exam across the Nature of belief
• two essays as much as 5,000 words each on topics relating one religious tradition
• one dissertation as much as 15,000-words about the subject associated with another religious tradition (Students intending to visit doctorate study employ this subject as being a foundation for future research).
• one dental examination (viva voce) round the student’s dissertation subject and wider understanding from the research into religions.
A range of essay and dissertation topics may be the student’s, although vulnerable to the supervisor’s advice along with the approval within the Graduate Studies Committee.
The entry needs for the course are detailed across the course page across the University’s Graduate Admissions webpages.