The programme comprises three components:
- One core module: Research Methods in Theology and the Study of Religion
- Two optional modules from the range available in the Department of Theology and Religion
- A 20,000-word thesis on a topic of your choice.
You will study one core module:
Research Methods in Theology and the Study of Religion
This module consists of a series of formal discipline-specific sessions taught by members of the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion. Topics that will be addressed may include: conceptualising religion, doing fieldwork, insider – outsider debates, working with space and place, working with archives, researching comparative religion, postcolonial perspectives, gendered approaches, writing skills, research ethics, research design, and research rigour and validity.
Assessment: A 4,000-word written assignment
You will then choose two optional modules from a range of modules in Theology and Religion that typically includes:
- Approaches to the study of Islam
- Atheisms: From Voltaire to Dawkins
- Auschwitz in History and Memory
- Conceptualising God in Christian Theology
- Contemporary Issues in Sikhism
- Gender, Sexualities, Religion
- Historical and Contemporary Debates on the Holocaust
- Religion in Contemporary Global Politics
- The Bible and Sacred Space
- Theology and Economics
For more information, see our Theology and Religion postgraduate modules.
The programme is completed with a 20,000-word thesis, which you will complete with the support of an expert academic supervisor.
Please note that the optional module information listed on the website for this programme is intended to be indicative, and the availability of optional modules may vary from year to year. Where a module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you to make other choices.