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
Home/EU: £3,996 (full-time); £1998 (part-time)
International: £12,565 (full-time); £6,282.50 (part-time) PhD by distance learning onlyNot specified
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
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Applicants for research degrees should normally have a first- or upper second-class Honours degree in Theology, Religious Studies or a related disciplineEnsure your qualifications meet our entry requirements for research degrees
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