Research course

Religious Studies

Institution
Open University · Department of Religious Studies
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement is an upper second class honours degree or masters degree, relevant to the proposed area of study, from a recognised higher education institution in the UK.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The Religious Studies discipline at the OU is committed to the non-confessional study of religion, developing analysis of historical and contemporary religions through the application of critical, historical and sociological methods. Our 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) result placed us high among religious studies departments nationally and recognised the international significance of our research. Our expertise in a wide range of research methods and approaches to religions provides an invaluable context for postgraduate research about contemporary religion in historical perspective and vice versa. Our leadership in important scholarly associations, conferences and publications places us at the forefront of the discipline internationally and greatly benefits our research students.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
15 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Paul-Francois Tremlett
Email
FASS-ReligiousStudies-Enquiries@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 652032