About our programmes
Part of the School of Education and Social Sciences, our Theology research degrees are broadly themed around culture, religion and society. This emerging area of work draws together studies of contemporary cultural practices, their inter-relationships and their social impacts, including in the media and the digital world.
Our work is supported by the well-established Centre for Spirituality Studies and includes both empirical and theoretical work.
We offer two levels of research degree in Theology; MRes and PhD. Due to the new interdisciplinary work within the field, these programmes bring together social scientists and arts and humanities researchers from across the University and beyond.
The main emphasis of the programme is on the research dissertation of 20,000 words, the topic being chosen by you with the advice of your supervisor. It is designed to develop your research skills and will particularly suit those who wish to progress to an MPhil or PhD.
During this four-year programme (seven years part-time) you will research and write a dissertation of 70,000 to 100,000 words on a theological or religious topic chosen in conjunction with your supervisor.