Religious Education and Social Justice • Level 9
Master of Arts/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate
The Education Department at St. Angela's College, Sligo has developed a new MA in Religious Education and Social Justice. This part-time M.A. programme aims to equip students with the skills needed to investigate the challenges and opportunities for the provision of high quality religious education in schools. By analysing the provision of religious education in schools as a social justice issue in its own right, as well as considering the notion of the common good more broadly, students will develop their religious literacy, critical thinking and philosophical skills. Additionally, students will develop their awareness of the impact of social justice issues on religion, education, and religious education.
The programme is aimed at graduates from a wide range of disciplines including, but not limited to: Initial Teacher Education, philosophy, theology, religious studies, politics, equality studies, anthropology, psychology, sociology, and legal studies. The programme may also appeal to those working in areas such as advocacy, the charity sector, youth and community work, pastoral care, parish work. The programme is also suitable for those with a keen interest in the relationship between religion, education, and social justice.