Research course

World Christianity

University of Edinburgh · School of Divinity
PhDMPhilMSc by researchMTh by research

Entry requirements

For admission to postgraduate study, applicants are usually expected to hold (or to be in the process of completing) an undergraduate degree with good grades. equivalent to an honours degree at upper second class (2.1) level from a UK university, usually in a discipline related to the proposed area of study

Months of entry


Course content

World Christianity provides opportunities for research degrees in the whole phenomenon of Christianity as a worldwide religion, with an emphasis on local and contextual manifestations of this, particularly in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Staff associated with the Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World cover a number of different academic disciplines including theology, history, religious studies and anthropology. They also cover a range of geographical expertise in Africa, Asia and Latin America, allowing for a wide range of research possibilities.

Department specialisms

theology, history, mission studies, religious studies and anthropology

Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MTh by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0) 131 650 8900