Taught course

Systematic and Philosophical Theology

University of Nottingham · Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Entry requirements

2:1 or above (or its international equivalent) in theology and/or religious studies.

Additional information

We may also accept a related subject such as philosophy or history.

Students entering the programme from a humanities discipline other than theology may be required to take the module 'Systematic and Philosophical Theology for Newcomers'.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you want to:

  • explore the meaning of Christian teaching?
  • investigate the implications of Christian belief?
  • delve into the relationship between Christianity and philosophy?

What is systematic and philosophical theology?

Systematic and philosophical theology looks at claims about:

  • God
  • creation and salvation
  • the nature of the Church
  • human identity and ethics
  • and many other ideas at the heart of Christian theology.

Core learning

In particular you will examine:

  • the Christian theological tradition from the early church to the present
  • Christianity's engagement with philosophy
  • the relationship between faith and reason
  • the task of theology in the twenty-first century.

Information for international students


6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    12-48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)115 951 5559