Taught course

Religions and Theology

The University of Manchester · Religions and Theology

Entry requirements

A First Class or Upper Second class honours degree is required, or the overseas equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme aims to provide students in Religions and Theology with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of these fields. It stresses a broad, interdisciplinary and comparative approach. Courses can be taken from across the offerings within the discipline and beyond. Courses in Religions and Theology cover a wide range of topics, including subject oriented choices in Biblical Studies, Jewish Studies, Christian Studies, and South Asian Studies, and method oriented courses in philosophy, gender studies, hermeneutics, political theory and more.

Module details:
The subject core course unit is typically Method and Theory in the Study of Religion. This is complemented by a School-led core course unit which gives students the opportunity to acquire a variety of research and presentation skills. Optional course units are drawn from a combination of choices available in the specialist programmes (Biblical Studies; History of Christianity; Jewish Studies; Religion and Political Life; South Asian Studies; Theology, Culture and Society). Your selection will be tailored to meet your particular range of interests.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 to include a writing score of 7.0, or 620 in the TOEFL written test or 260 in the computerised TOEFL (including 5 in TWE) or 103 in the internet-based TOEFL.

Fees and funding

Some awards are usually offered by the School or department: see the school website for current information, or contact the Admissions Administrator.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Dissertation34 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
00 44 (0)161 275 0322