Research course

Inter-religious Relations

University of Birmingham · Department of Theology and Religion

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entry qualification is an upper second-class honours degree from a recognised institution.

Months of entry


Course content

The Inter-religious Relations MRes degree is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It studies religions in their historical and contemporary development, giving special attention to geographical spread, theological complexity and cultural influence. Recognising that the great religions have developed in relation to one another, it explores the affinities between them, their mutual indebtedness, their differences, the clashes their encounters have produced, and contemporary issues around religion, politics and peacebuilding.

The programme comprises four components; a compulsory Research Methodology module, two optional modules, and a 20,000-word thesis on a topic of your choice.

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Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 FT - £2,061 PT
International students
£13,680 FT

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005