Research course

Religions and Theology

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

We require successful completion of a master's course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our full-time and part-time Religions and Theology PhD programme involves substantial original research in Religions and Theology, leading to the production of a thesis (of up to 80,000 words) that constitutes a significant contribution to knowledge.

Areas available for research include:

  • Biblical studies, especially the Bible in context (Ancient Near Eastern, Jewish, Graeco-Roman), linguistic approaches, Bible and gender;
  • Early Christianity, especially Nag Hammadi and magical texts;
  • Papyri and other manuscripts in the John Rylands Library;
  • Rabbinic and medieval Judaism;
  • Jewish thought;
  • Jewish-Christian and Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations;
  • Islamic philosophy and medicine;
  • Christian doctrine;
  • Philosophical theology;
  • Applied theology;
  • Ecotheology;
  • Theology and technology;
  • Contemporary Christianity;
  • Religious archives in the John Rylands Library;
  • Religion and philosophy;
  • Existentialism;
  • Philosophy of law;
  • Ethics;
  • Religion and science;
  • Religion and politics;
  • Religion and gender.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Email
PhDSALC@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 3559