MRes Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies

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The Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies MRes degree is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It aims to explore these multifarious movements with academic honesty, emphasising the contextual nature of Charismatic Christianity, considering the lessons such a study has for world Christianity, and enabling academic reflection on these movements.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Combined research and taught

Study Options: Full time

Duration: 1 year full-time

Start date: September 2014


This programme is a research degree that includes taught components. It may be followed as an end in itself, but also provides an excellent foundation for subsequent doctoral research.

The MRes comprises four components; a compulsory Research Methodology module, two optional modules|, and a 20,000-word thesis.

Core module

  • Research Methods

Optional modules

For your two optional modules you may choose from any of the other M-Level modules offered on the MA in Evangelical and Charismatic Studies or from the other M-level modules offered within the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion or, where appropriate, from other Schools in the College of Arts and Law.

The following are recommended:

  • History of Global Pentecostalism
  • Pentecostal Charismatic Theology in Context

Why study this course

This MRes forms part of the University’s Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies, which is one of the largest and most prominent research centres for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies in the world and our work has received international recognition and acclaim. As a postgraduate in this field at Birmingham, you’ll have access to unique and extensive documentation in the internationally acclaimed Harold Turner Collection, with over 27,000 documents on the subject of New Religious Movements, African Initiated Churches, Pentecostal and analogous movements worldwide.

Fees and funding

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2014/15 are currently as follows:

  • Home / EU £3,996 full-time; £1,998 part-time
  • Overseas: £12,565 full-time; £6,282.50 part-time

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Scholarships and studentships

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.

International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

University of Birmingham graduates - including those due to graduate in summer 2014 - may be entitled to a fee reduction through the College of Arts and Law Alumni Bursary scheme.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 degree in a relevant discipline is required for entry

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International students

Academic requirements

We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.

English language requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

How to apply

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Learning and teaching


You will also become part of, and contribute to, the vibrant international community of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School, which offers dedicated research resources and a supportive working environment. Our team of academic and operational staff are on hand to offer support and advice to all postgraduate students within the College.


The University of Birmingham has been ranked 8th in the UK and 60th in the world for post-qualification employability in the latest global survey of universities commissioned by the International Herald Tribune.

Your degree will provide excellent preparation for employment and this will be further enhanced by the employability skills training offered through the College of Arts and Law Graduate School.

Our Theology graduates develop a range of skills, including critical and analytical ability, textual analysis, and the expertise to write clearly and concisely and to tight deadlines, which be used in a variety of occupations. A snapshot of graduate destinations over a five-year period has identified a variety of career paths, from careers in churches of various denominations to working in education and youth work.