Taught course

Theology and Religion

Institution
Durham University · Department of Theology and Religion
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement is a BA (Honours) degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent, for example, a GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale) in Theology, Religious Studies or a related discipline.

The two principal exceptions to this rule are as follows:

  • Graduates of other disciplines who have studied at undergraduate or equivalent level in one or more of the areas in which they hope to work, through their first degrees, through training for the ministry of the churches, and so on
  • Students from overseas universities who have successfully reached a point in their theological studies comparable with completion of a British BA at the standard noted above - for example, on the German model, passing the Zwischenprüfung or Kolloquium and two semesters at the Hauptseminar level.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MA in Theology and Religion serves both the specific needs of those focussed on progressing towards doctoral research and looking to continue relatively broad-based studies in Theology and Religion to Level four, perhaps in support of a career in teaching.

Course Structure
  • Choice of one of the three core modules
  • Three optional modules
  • Dissertation.
Core Modules

One of the following:

  • The Bible and Hermeneutics*
  • Classic Texts in Christian Theology
  • Social Scientific Methods in the Study of Religion.

Plus a Dissertation.

*This core module may be subject to change and in 2018-19 this will be replaced by the module ‘Paul and His Interpreters’.

Information for international students

Please check the English language requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,750.00 per year
International students
£18,300.00 per year

Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries
Email
study@durham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)191 334 1000