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Theology and Religious Studies by Research MA

Theology and Religious Studies by Research MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Religious Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course is for people who are fascinated by religions and their role in shaping our diverse, globalised, and multicultural world. Are you drawn to thinking about God, or relish the prospect of understanding how people of faith have instilled life with religious meaning? Are you concerned about questions of ethics, society, and justice in modern life? Do you value open-minded, independent and critical thinking? If so, you will enjoy studying the Theology and Religious Studies MA by Research. Your research topic may develop from a recent undergraduate encounter with a particular aspect of Theology or Religion, Philosophy and Ethics or you may be returning to education looking for a structured environment in which to formally pursue an established passion. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework report, Theology and Religious Studies at Canterbury Christ Church was described as producing individual pieces of research that were world leading and internationally significant. We were noted for producing research that had a significant impact, with case studies focusing on Black Theology and Queer Theory in particular.

The teaching team at Canterbury Christ Church provides an excellent student experience in Theology and Religious Studies. The MA by research will be assessed by dissertation. The examination will be done by an internal and an external examiner and might include a viva voce examination. This programme is a significant qualification in its own right but could also fast-track you, if you're successful, to MPhil and ultimately to PhD qualifications. The research and writing skills you'll gain, together with the specialist disciplinary knowledge developed during the course, will enhance your employability and can provide an invaluable grounding for careers in teaching, media and journalism, publishing and marketing.

Different course options

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students are normally expected to have an undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above (or equivalent) in Theology and/or Religious Studies or a cognate relevant area.

University information

Established in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern, multi-campus University offering higher and professional education. The university has several campuses and centres which are based in Canterbury, Broadstairs, Medway and Tunbridge Wells, One of only a handful of universities in the UK to be situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it has a strong community of 17,000 students and 2,000 staff. They have four academic...more