Taught course

Christianity and the Arts

King's College London · Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours is usually required but not necessarily in a humanities subject. We know that relevant background can be acquired by informal routes and we are delighted to consider all applications.

Months of entry


Course content

Study Christianity & the Arts on a course that is uniquely taught in association with the National Gallery in London.

Investigate how Christian scripture, beliefs and practices have found expression in art for over 2,000 years. You'll also trace the idea of beauty in Western theological tradition, taking advantage of King’s exceptional location by exploring art in London’s collections.

Students on the course go on to careers in teaching, journalism or the church or to further research.

Key benefits

  • Students work across disciplinary and specialism boundaries, in particular to explore simultaneously the art-historical and theological dimensions of Christian art (approaches which are generally pursued in isolation from one another).
  • Gives you access to rich cultural resources specifically the artistic, human and web-based resources of the National Gallery in London.
  • Provides opportunities for students to learn in the context of an art museum, with likely additional visits/links to institutions with related collections, like the Courtauld Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
  • Enhances the experience of international students at King’s by giving them a stimulating understanding of one of London’s (and the world’s) greatest treasuries of art.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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