Taught course

Church History

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · School of Theology, Religious Studies and Islamic Studies

Entry requirements

Normally the entry requirement for this programme is a first class or upper second class undergraduate degree. In addition, the School encourages students with an equivalent and appropriate professional qualification or significant and relevant professional experience to apply. A non-graduate may also be admitted to candidature provided that she/he has gained a minimum of three years professional experience relevant and appropriate to the programme and they can demonstrate a satisfactory level of writing /analytical skills.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The programme offers a high quality student experience through a unique programme of study taught by a range of experts within the field of Church History, encouraging the student to explore in depth a range of topics relating to the history of the Christian church from its inception to the present.

The School is part of a university which was established in 1822, with Church History having been a core subject in the theological curriculum from the beginning. Our present staff have an international profile in scholarship with published expertise in patristic studies, Eastern Orthodoxy, monasticism, medieval and Celtic Christianity, Protestant nonconformity, the nineteenth century, and twentieth century religious thought.

The School of Theology, Religious Studies and Islamic Studies has a vibrant research culture and MTh students are encouraged to participate in research seminars.

Indicative content:

  • Study Skills for Theology and Religious Studies
  • The Church Fathers and the Making of Christian Doctrine
  • The Reformation
  • The Cistercian World 1: Citeaux and the Growth of the Cistercian Order
  • Thomas Becket: Archbishop, Martyr, Saint
  • The Eighteenth Century Evangelical Revival in England and Wales
  • Christianity, Culture and Society in Twentieth Century Britain
  • Dissertation

Online Learning

Our theology programmes are taught on campus and via online learning by dedicated staff, experienced in guiding both UK and International students through the programme via distance learning. Distance Learning students will have access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and have contact with tutors visa phone, email and skype.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-24 months
part time
36-48 months
distance learning
12-48 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
12-24 months


part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
12-36 months

Course contact details

Prof D Densil Morgan