MA Leadership, Religion and Society

Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS), Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Join staff and students from around the world in the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies. The variety of fresh perspectives you’ll find here will make your masters a unique experience.

I chose to study an MA in SIIBS as I was looking for a course that would allow me to look at a variety of aspects of the Biblical texts, including language, gender, sexuality, media and culture. I loved the events, programmes and activities – they were engaging and inclusive as well as being beneficial to my studies. I would highly recommend an MA in SIIBS!

Aysha Musa, postgraduate student in Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS)

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description

This flexible and innovative course has been designed for professionals in leadership positions who want to get the most out of their roles by exploring issues of religion and belief.

The course will be useful to a wide range of professional groups, including those working in law and criminal justice, health and social care, government, education, and corporate and professional organisations involved in community projects.

Throughout the course you’ll explore contemporary areas of religious debate and research. Your learning will have a direct impact on your professional practice.

SIIBS postgraduates

Core modules

  • Innovative residential sessions which will suit working professionals. The module sessions run for three days either over weekends or during the week.
  • Leadership and Religion in Society: Past, Present and Future
  • Interdisciplinary Imaginations of Religion, Belief and Leadership
  • Contemporary Challenges of Religion in Professions and Practice
  • Sacred Texts and Sources for Religious Literacy
  • Leadership, Religion and Society: Reflective practice dissertation

Teaching and assessment

Each taught module will consist of the following format:

  • Two residential study schools, which will consist of 40 hours of lectures, seminars, tutorials
  • Conference tutorial time
  • Individual tutorial time
  • Online group learning environment
  • Action research
  • Independent study
  • The dissertation will consist of tutorials and independent study.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2-3 years part-time

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 in a relevant degree. Professional qualification and experience also considered.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

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Fees and funding

There are some studentships available for home students through the AHRC Research Preparation Masters Scheme.

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

Please apply for the full MA programme, even if you intend to do the Diploma, Certificate or just an individual module. Once we receive your application we'll discuss your intentions. You can also use the personal statement to tell us about your plans.

You'll find this course listed under Interdisciplinary Faculty Programmes.

In some cases, interviews will be held as part of the application process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Ida Kemp
Interdisciplinary Programmes Manager
T: +44 (0)114 222 9707

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.