The MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology is taught distance-learning, on-line through the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture at the University of Wales, Lampeter. There is no residency requirement and students can study full-time (one year) or part-time (up to five yers). For full details of the MA and the Centre, click here.
The MA is awarded for the completion of 180 credits.
Students completing 60 credits (two compulsory modules and one optional module) may graduate with the Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert).
Students completing 120 credits (two compulsory modules and four optional modules) may graduate with the Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip).
Occasional students may enroll to study individual modules. Please inquire.
Please note that in the module descriptions below, books are listed as indications of the material we will be covering. These are not booklists for student purchase.
Compulsory modules (20 credits each)
Introduction to Cultural Astronomy and Astrology
Module Code MARCH7020
Research Methods: Ethnography and Fieldwork
Module Code MARCH7120
Optional Modules (20 credits each)
Choose four of the following
History of Astrology
Module Code MARCH7220
New Age and Pagan Cosmologies
Module Code MARCH7320
Module Code MARCH7420
Module Code MARCH7520
Science and Scepticism
Module Code MARCH7620
Module Code MARCH7720
The Medieval Cosmos
Module Code MARCH7820
Dissertation (60 credits)