Research course

Religious and Theological Studies

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in a wide variety of Humanities disciplines and Social Sciences. A first or upper-second class UK Honours degree or equivalent is required.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

We welcome applications from students interested in researching for a PhD/MPhil in a full range of areas, the following being of particular strength:

  • Buddhism and its literature in India and the West
  • Contemporary Christian Theology
  • Contemporary Islam in the West
  • Early Christian Literature, History and Culture
  • Hindu Traditions: Ancient, Medieval and Modern
  • History of Biblical Exegesis
  • History of Buddhism
  • Islam in the UK
  • Method and Theory in the Study of Religion
  • Narrative Traditions of South Asia
  • Pastoral and Practical Theology
  • Patristics and Late Antiquity
  • Sikh Traditions of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century
  • Sociology of Religion

Programme aims

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in research (in academia, the media, public sector), teaching in higher education, or a range of allied professions valuing a humanities postgraduate degree. The interdisciplinary nature of Religious Studies, in particular, provides a broad background combined with a clear focus.

Distinctive features

  • Experienced supervisors and a successful and rewarding research programme
  • A strong and active tradition of language and textual expertise
  • Regular research seminars with visiting speakers
  • Regular subject-specific and skills seminars.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    This course can also be studied on a part-time basis.

Course contact details

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