MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology

ImageI don’t know if you’ve heard of this program, but it’s an online degree offered through the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture.

The Master of Arts in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology is normally completed in two years full-time (one year for the six modules, followed by the dissertation) or up to four years part-time.

There is no residency requirement, because it’s all online, including seminars and Skype conversations with tutors. Students work from home; in my case, I work from home starting at 5:45 a.m. on mornings of one of my lectures, because courses are taught from England, which is 8 hours GMT ahead of Seattle. Time differences prove the concept of linearity, as far as I’m concerned, but I digress.

I wanted to let you know that I am currently enrolled to complete this program sometime in 2016, by which time my dissertation (what I would call a thesis, at 15,000 words) is due. In that time, I am taking courses taught by internationally-renowned historian and astrologer Nicholas Campion, whom I pretty much idolise. Other courses are taught by Bernadette Brady, who is a wonderfully generous scholar and astrologer.

Courses are further supported by tutors who assist Bernadette and Nick, and who seem to exist like protective cherubic angels, standing behind each student to make sure we don’t fail. There’s a lot to learn and as we go, I want to encourage anyone who reads this blog to contact me if you have any interest in knowing more about the program from my perspective as a student.

However, I am also taking specific classes and am in the process of forming a plan for a qualitative research study about crystals, rocks, stones, and amulets, and if anyone has any interest in being interviewed about having owned a crystal, rock, stone, or other form of amulet, please let me know. If you’re curious about why I’m doing a qualitative analysis about this subject, then you might also be curious about the MA program in general, so here’s a link for you to find out more.

Meanwhile, I will most definitely be continuing to write up my Nodal Series, so don’t give up hope. I am working on it over time, and there’s no deadline, per se.