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Full time | University Park Campus | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Religious Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Research overview

Combine advanced teaching with your own research.

This course is ideal if you are passionate about a research topic in religious studies but: you want to develop your research skills or academic ability before committing to a PhD; you cannot commit to three years or more of research; your topic does not need three years of research.

Main Research areas

We have particular strengths in the following areas:

  • Theology, Philosophy, Culture and Science
  • Islamic Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • History of Theology
  • Bible Studies


Many of our research students are already settled in careers before starting the course - their research is for personal development, interest or to deepen their existing career.

The most common non-religious career paths for our postgraduate students include education/teaching, IT, and welfare and housing associations.

We have a successful record of our research students developing academic careers at many different institutions.


We will help you to apply your arts MA across society to enhance your career and contribute to wider society. We'll demonstrate how the arts can be used to: transform society, politics and culture; enhance the careers of arts and humanities MA students; You'll be able to explore, explain and then detail how your disciplinary skills can impact upon wider issues to emphasise the applicability of the arts and humanities. From the role of the scholar activist to understanding ‘knowledge transfer’ and ‘public engagement’, you'll develop professional skills in preparation for a career within academia or across a range of sectors.

Tuition fees

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International fees
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Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in theology and/or religious studies or a closely related subject.