Research course

Theology and Religion

Institution
University of Birmingham · Department of Theology and Religion
Qualifications
MRes

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Entry requirements

Our requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for:

  • For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK, usually in a relevant area.
  • Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent), usually in a relevant area.

Any academic and professional qualifications or relevant professional experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases, form an integral part of the entrance requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Carry out your own independent research project in Theology and Religion within one of the top departments for Theology research within the UK, while undertaking essential training to support your project.

This programme is suitable for a wide range of interests. You can pursue various approaches to religious thought and practice, including the study of Islam, Pentecostal or Evangelical theologies, gender and religion; religion and culture, philosophy of religion and philosophical theology; religion and politics; Holocaust and Genocide studies. In addition, you can undertake research projects in areas such as religion and society, practical theology, and ethics.

Times Higher Education ranked the Department of Theology and Religion second in the country for its performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise.

Department specialisms

Biblical studies Christian theology Islamic studies Jewish and Holocaust studies Pentecostal and Charismatic studies Philosophical theology Quaker Studies Religion and society

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Phone
+44 (0)121 414 3344