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The award
MTh

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September, January

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All study options

About Orthodox Studies at University of Winchester

Orthodox Studies gives students from a variety of backgrounds, who have an interest in Orthodox Christianity, the opportunity to develop and expand their range of theological skills and knowledge at a higher level.Programme ContentThe programme offers a wide-ranging study of Orthodox Christian tradition and practice, including theology, history, ecclesiology, tradition, liturgy and art. It draws on a variety of academic disciplines and discourses to enable students to reflect critically on the entirety of Orthodox faith, tradition and practice. Students with a background in Orthodox studies have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding at a higher academic level, while those of different backgrounds are enabled to approach Orthodox thought and tradition critically and connect, compare and contrast it with their own theological background. Study enables students to research the Orthodox, early Christian and patristic tradition, and connect it to broader areas of human life and understanding in contemporary, multicultural societies. Students explore and reflect critically upon Orthodox experience, developing an informed awareness of the dynamic nature of the Orthodox Christian tradition and a facility in the theological task of subjecting this tradition to a process of testing and renewal.ModulesCompulsory modules: Themes in Orthodox Theology Research Methods Optional modules include: Eastern Christian Mystics of the Light Dionysios Areopagite Orthodox Monasticism Modern Orthodox Theology Icons: Theology in ColourLearning and OutcomesThe programme is delivered by distance learning through the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). A wide range of resources is made available through the VLE, and a high level of tutorial support and supervision are provided by academic staff.AssessmentA variety of assessment methods, including essays, book reviews and shorter written exercises, is used for taught modules. The final research project is assessed by a 20,000 word dissertation presenting a piece of original research on a topic of the student’s choice, done under supervision.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMThHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out
  • The awardMThHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study2 - 3 years
    Course startsSeptember, JanuaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements for this course

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