Postgraduate study in Theology and Religion

The Department of Theology and Religion combines internationally established strength in teaching and research with initiatives in new fields of study. 

Students in the ERI building
The knowledge and expertise of our academic staff offers variety and depth of study in a context which supports and encourages multidisciplinary research and postgraduate study across the areas of theology and the study of religion.

We offer a variety of forward-thinking postgraduate programmes and research opportunities, from taught Masters to PhD degrees in a wide range of subject areas, and host public lectures and research seminars given by distinguished scholars.

One of the largest, most comprehensive departments of Theology and Religion in Britain, we were ranked in the top three research departments in the country in the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE),

We were also given a score of 23 out of 24 in the most recent Teaching Quality Assessment, and enjoy extensive formal and informal links with a wide range of academic and religious institutions across five continents.  This, coupled with our large international community of postgraduates, means you'll be studying in a diverse, yet well-connected environment.




Major funding opportunity for Home/EU students on our PhD programmes

We are part of the Midlands3Cities consortium, offering up to 89 Arts and Humanities Research Council funded studentships. This includes full research fees, a substantial maintenance grant and additional research training support. Applications are now open.

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All of our postgraduate students become part of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. Visit the website to find out more about its vibrant research community and top class facilities, as well as funding and scholarship opportunities