MA Ancient Religion

For everybody interested in the Sacred Way Project, its seminars and conferences, you might also be interested in our Master of Arts (MA) in Ancient Religions which we organise here at the UWTSD Lampeter in collaboration with our colleagues from archaeology, anthropology, classics, medieval history, theology & religious studies and the Welsh/Celtic department. This interdisciplinary M.A. allows you to study ancient religions from prehistoric to Medieval times, exploring religion and society in a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary perspective.
At the School of Classics of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Lampeter, we also have other postgraduate courses which allow the study of cults, cult practices and religions in Greek and Roman times.  All these courses are also available as distance learning and part-times courses, ranging from PGCertificate, PGDiploma, MA, MRes to PhD, and you can start each year in September or January. For more information see or go directly to our MA Ancient Religions page.

The "Celtic" god called Esus - from the pillar of the boatmen, Paris, dating to the reign of the emperor Tiberius. This pillar symbolised the extent of religious change in the provinces of the Roman empire

The “Celtic” god called Esus – from the famous Pillar of the boatmen, Paris, dating to the reign of the emperor Tiberius. This pillar symbolises the extent of religious change and cultural hybridisation in the provinces of the Roman empire.

Lampeter Classics

The new structure of this truly multi-disciplinary MA Ancient Religions – for distance learners and on-campus students, part-time or full-time: Altogether you take 6 modules (120 credits) plus the MA dissertation (60 credits).
There are TWO compulsory modules:
CLCL7003: Theory & Methodology for the Study of Ancient Religions,
AHAR7003: Spaces, Places and Objects.

You have to choose 2 or 3 modules from “group A”. These are the modules available in the academic year 2015-2016:
– Ancient Egyptian Religious Beliefs
– Cosmology, Magic and Divination
– Myth in Greek and Roman Epic
– Witches and Witchcraft in Antiquity
– Ancient Medicine
– Bible: Text and Transmission
– Power, Religion and Culture in the Hellenistic East
– Gospel of John
– Paul and his Letters

And you must choose ONE OR TWO modules from “group B”:
– Celtic Otherworlds
– Female Saints of Wales
– Religion in China, 1500 BCE – 500 CE
– Ritual and Religions
– Sacred Geography
– Skyscapes, Cosmology and Archaeology

If you wish, you can also take ONE language module: Ancient Greek, Latin or Classical Chinese.

There are two ENTRY POINTS for incoming students: end of September and January.

Please do contact us at UWTSD Lampeter if you have any questions about our postgraduate programmes.

Mithras (Cordoba) (photo: RH)