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MPhil in Philosophical Theology

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Full time


21 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Religious Studies Philosophy

Course type


Course Summary

About the course

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Philosophical Theology is intended to provide you with detailed knowledge of philosophical theology, its history and a cognate area of philosophy, with the opportunity to hone your skills in research and in written and oral argument in these subjects.


In addition to informal feedback on tutorial essays and drafts of the dissertation, at the end of the second year, students are assessed via a 30,000-word dissertation and three unseen three-hour written exams.

Graduate destinations

Most students who finish the MPhil in Philosophical Theology go on to prestigious doctoral programmes in philosophy or theology in either the UK or the United States. Others have embarked on careers in secondary school teaching, law, the Church of England, and the civil service.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of the following UK qualifications: a first-class or strong upper second-class (67% or above) undergraduate degree with honours in philosophy, theology, religious studies or a closely related subject. Entrance is very competitive. For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.8 out of 4.0.