Research course

Theology and Religious Studies

University of Leeds · School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science
PhDMPhilMA by research

Entry requirements

Good honours degree or an MA in a relevant subject. Appropriate experience and professional qualifications are viewed positively.

Months of entry


Course content

Theology and Religious Studies offers a vibrant and challenging environment for postgraduate study and training. Our staff are nationally and internationally renowned scholars committed to the idea of studying religion from a variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches. Drawing upon both the humanities and social sciences, these include: theology, philosophy, textual and historical studies, sociology and anthropology.

Department specialisms

Sociology of Religion; Religions in Modern Britain; Islam; Modern Hinduism; New Testament Criticism; Christianity in Africa; Contemporary Christian Theology; Science and Religion; Spirituality and Healthcare

Fees and funding

University and departmental scholarships, British Academy, ORS, charities, some bursary assistance available for international students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

MA by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

PRHS PG Enquiries
0113 343 3263