Research course

Theology and Religion

Institution
Durham University · Department of Theology and Religion
Qualifications
PhDMLitt by researchMA by research

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the MA by Research include a good 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject; entry requirements for the MLitt include a good 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject; entry requirements for the PhD include a good Masters degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, April, October

Course content

The Department has a lively programme of research activity – seminars, conferences, colloquia – run and attended by academic staff and postgraduates alike and offeringthe best in national and international scholarship. Recent expansion means that there are twenty-five full-time teaching and research staff in the Department (and half a dozen others attached to the Department), whose expertise covers an unrivalled range of fields - from Biblical studies to historical, systematic and philosophical theology; from the study of religion to practical theology and the theology of ministry. We also have active links with other departments across the University, and with other theological institutions in the region, helping to maintain and enhance Durham's position as a world-class centre for research in all aspects of theology and the study of religion.

Department specialisms

Old Testament; Second Temple Judaism; New Testament; Biblical Theology; Patristic and Byzantine Theology; Reformation and Counter-Reformation; The Modern Church; Systematic and Philosophical Theology; Sacramental Theology; Christian Social Ethics.

Information for international students

English language requirements include an IELTS of 7.0 or equivalent, with no band below 6.5.

Fees and funding

AHRC doctoral scholarships; Durham Doctoral Studentships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MLitt by research
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MA by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Mrs Susan Tait (postgraduate admissions secretary)
Email
theo.pgadmissions@durham.ac.uk
Phone
0191 3343929