Research course

Religion, Theology and Philosophy

Institution
Oxford Brookes University · Department of History, Philosophy and Religion
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for MPhil or MPhil with the intention of transferring to a PhD (the route which most of our doctoral candidates take) is a first-class or upper second-class UK honours degree or equivalent. Applications also welcomed from those holding qualifications other than the above and will be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the work proposed. The normal entry requirement for the degree of PhD is a recent master's degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed research and which has included research training and a research project.

MPhil/PhD

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The overarching research theme is the investigation of human nature by studying philosophical, theoretical and religious ideas throughout history, by engaging and with the distinction between human and animal life.

Department specialisms

Philosophy of mind; of action; of language; of religion; of biology; Epistemology; Ethics; History of Philosophy; Religion, philosophy and psychoanalysis; Theology and philosophy of love; Religion, sexuality and gender; Philosophy of religion; Religion, health and well-being; 20th-century German churches; Human nature; Methodologies for the study of religions; New religious movements.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you must satisfy our English language requirements by providing us with evidence of a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based) or 90 (internet-based).

Fees and funding

Funding opportunities can be found at: Finance

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
36-72 months
full time
24-60 months

MPhil

part time
36-48 months
full time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Tom Crook
Email
chearne@brookes.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1865 484998