The subject of religion in education is internationally recognised as needing more specialist expertise at both primary and secondary levels. This flexible course is aimed at teachers of religious education and related subjects, and those working with young people in a faith or belief context.
You will have the opportunity to engage with the internationally recognised curriculum development work of the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit, and with its qualitative and quantitative research in the field of religions and education. The Postgraduate Certificate is a subset of the MA and consists of two modules from the MA course.
This course will give you an opportunity to engage with the work of Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit (WRERU), which has an international reputation for its curriculum development work. The course reflects approaches and issues arising from the Council of Europe's ministerial recommendation on teaching about religions and beliefs and members of WRERU have contributed to the Council of Europe's work in this field, especially using the interpretive approach and dialogical approach.
In the UK, the course is endorsed by the National Association of Teachers of RE and is supported by equivalent associations in Europe including the European Forum for Teachers of Religious Education and the Coordinating Group of Religious Education in Europe.
It is usual for participants to complete the MA over three years and to take two modules in year 1 and two more in year 2. The third year is devoted to the dissertation.
There are no core modules for the programme. For the Certificate you are required to complete two of the optional modules. There is the only core module, the dissertation, and a recommended structure of modules.
• Dissertation (MA)
This programme has a number of optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. Optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available in this department please visit the department website.
• Interpreting Religious World Views
• Introduction to Research Methods in RE
• Current Issues in Religious Education
• Inter Faith Dialogue for Young People
• Critical Study
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
The course is delivered entirely online, through a dedicated distance learning portal. You will use a mixture of online text extracts and journals, and will undertake regular tasks alongside their end of module assignments. Support will be given via email with your subject tutor.
This programme has a number of optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the programme. Our optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available in this department please visit the department website.
This course is aimed at students completing this course whilst continuing with their work as educators in schools and other educational settings.
Part-time: 1 year
2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subjectEnglish Language requirements
Location of study
University of Warwick
Home/EU: £1,430 per 30 CAT module
Overseas: £2,960 per 30 CAT module
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