Religious Studies, M.A


  • Comparative Religious Studies
  • Ethics and Philosophy
  • Biblical Studies (Old Testament/ New Testament)
  • Church History
  • African Traditional Religion
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Philosophy of Religion


The philosophy of the M.A programmes is to train and develop scholars who will be concerned with the critical study of African religious and cultural life in all its diversity. Emphasis is placed on those religious traditions which have the greatest importance in the history of Africa (African traditional religious traditions, Christianity and Islam) with their ethical demands. The students will develop the ability to understand, analyze and critically interpret the nature of religious reality as well as the mutual interplay of religious features with other elements in the broader social and cultural context.


  • Satisfy the matriculation requirements of the University (five credit passes including English, and any four subjects of the Arts and Social Sciences, at the 2018/2019 levels, not more than two sittings.
  • A minimum of Second Class Lower division in Religious Studies or Philosophy from Glorious Vision University or any other recognized institution.
  • Candidates must possess a good Bachelor degree in Religion and its variants (e.g. Religious Studies, Religious and Cultural Studies, Religious Management and Cultural Studies, Islamic or Christian Religious Studies, Theology, etc.) not lower than a Second Class Lower division from a recognized institution.
  • Candidate holding the Professional Masters in Church Ministry and Administration of Glorious Vision University, PGD/PGDE Religious Studies or Religious Studies Education or its equivalent from recognized institutions.

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