PhD Theology and Religion (Philosophy of Religion Specialism) / PhD By Distance Learning / MA By Research

University of Birmingham

Application deadline: None, but early application advised
Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: January  2015, September  2015
Duration full-time: 36 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time
Project type: Open

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The Department of Theology and Religion has an outstanding international reputation in the study of all types of religion in the contemporary world, including inter-cultural theology, textual studies, pentecostal and charismatic studies, inter-religious relations, Islamic studies, and Quaker studies. Students from more than 20 countries study here, and most of the academic staff who work here are recognised leaders in their disciplines.

The department came near the top in recent national Research Assessment Exercises and also in national teaching assessments. Whatever your interests in religion and theology, it is likely that we share them amidst a diverse and friendly staff-student community.

We are home to the Graduate Institute for Theology and Religion, which combines internationally established strength in teaching and research with initiatives in new fields of study: it provides a context that supports and encourages multidisciplinary research, and variety and depth of postgraduate study across the areas of theology and religion

Type of Course: Doctoral research

Duration: PhD 3 years full-time; 6 years part-time; MPhil 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time


Research interests of staff * Philosophy of Religion, Contemporary Theology, Religion and the ArtsContact: Dr David Cheetham
Tel: +44 (0)121 415 8335

* Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Mind, Applied EthicsContact: Dr Yujin Nagasawa
Tel: +44 (0)121 41 46055

* Hindu StudiesContact: Dr Sharada Sugirtharaja
Tel: +44 (0)121 41 5661

* Christian-Muslim relations, Islamic philosophyContact: Dr David Thomas
Tel: +44 (0) 121 415 8373

* Philosophy of Mind, Schopenhauer and Spinoza, Philosophy of ReligionContact: Dr Mark Walker
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6059

* Global Ethics, Virtue Ethics, BioethicsContact: Professor Heather Widdows
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8399


Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. To discover whether you are eligible for any award across the University, and to start your funding application, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database, which can be found here:

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