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Theology & Religion MA by Research

Theology & Religion MA by Research

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Full time | Durham University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Religious Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Our postgraduate programmes are very international in focus and more than half of our postgraduate students are from overseas. The international outlook of the department is a vital element of our work and success. As well as increasingly recruiting international staff, our academics are members of global networks, regularly participate at international conferences and many are instantly recognised throughout the world for their publications and academic leadership.

Doctoral studies here are not purely centred on the writing of the thesis but include practical preparation for the academic job market, providing students with access to world-class study facilities and to a range of training and professional-development opportunities. This may include work as a teaching assistant or research assistant, or participation in the exchange or study abroad schemes.

In this course, you will be carrying out independent, supervised work towards your thesis from the very beginning of your studies. You will be supported and guided by an expert supervisory team throughout, and your progress will be assessed by a series of formal reviews during your studies. No viva is required for the MA by Research. There is no requirement for research students to undertake any taught courses, professional experience or other training, but there are plentiful opportunities for them to do so and most of our students take up some of these while they are here.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement is a good pass in a Masters-level programme which is relevant to the proposed research topic; This requirement can be waived in the case of applicants who can demonstrate by other means that they have the skills, experience and ability to carry out research at this level.