Research course

Theology and Religious Studies

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Arts
Qualifications
PhDMLitt by researchMPhilMRes

Entry requirements

Our regular standard of admission is at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), although candidates will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Research in Theology and Religious Studies encompasses a wide range of traditions, methods and perspectives and has been an ever-present part of the mission of the University since its foundation in 1451.

Researchers in Theology and Religious Studies continue to build on Glasgow's reputation for excellence in traditional fields of theology including Biblical Studies, Hermeneutics, Modern Systematic Theology, Catholic Moral Theology, Practical Theology, Church History and Scottish Religious History. Glasgow also has a strong profile in Islam, Sufism, religion in modern Iran, Judaism, Esoteric Buddhism, Jewish Studies, and religion in China.

Some staff are primarily theologians, whilst others work at the intersection between religion and other disciplines including sociology, anthropology, literature, history. Theology and Religious Studies in Glasgow has strong interdisciplinary research links to other subjects across the College of Arts. Recent collaborations have involved English and Scottish Literature, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Law, Education, Philosophy, Medical Humanities and several Glasgow Museums.

Our main collective research topics are:

  • religion and politics
  • the construction of religion as a modern category
  • religion and technology
  • mysticism and spirituality
  • religion and identity
  • scripts, scriptures, and textual analysis
  • applied theology and theory of religion

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
60 months
full time
36 months

MLitt by research

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
College of Arts Graduate School
Email
gradschool.arts@glasgow.ac.uk