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Theology Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Theology Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Different course options

Full time | London School of Theology | 2 years | 26-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Religious Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Here at London School of Theology, we believe in making research accessible and relevant. The MPhil degree is aimed at those who have completed formal theological training and who wish to pursue a specific topic rather than commit to a taught programme.

The full or part-time options offer flexibility and allow you to pursue further studies whilst you continue in work or ministry.

Programme Summary

London School of Theology offers research supervision for the MPhil degree in collaboration with Middlesex University, which awards the degree.

For an MPhil you need to offer a careful and critical investigation and evaluation of an approved topic, and demonstrate an understanding of the research methods appropriate to your chosen field.

Your thesis does not necessarily need to be ‘original’; however, it must offer a distinctive independent contribution to knowledge, including the ability to critique new ideas and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and scholarly interpretations which is ultimately worthy of publication.

While you would normally be expected to read the language of your primary sources for an MPhil, you would not be expected to engage with untranslated secondary literature.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Standard Rate fee is £11,575; Subsidized Rate: £6,275; Continuation Fee: £1,100.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

In normal circumstances students will be required to have at least a UK Masters level (or equivalent) theological degree. For a North American Master’s degree, you should have a GPA of at least 3.8 for the MPhil. Candidates registered for the MPhil whose work proves to be of the appropriate standard may (with the agreement of their supervisor(s), the Director of Research, and Middlesex University) transfer registration to PhD. Applicants for whom English is not their first language must take the Secure English Language Test (SELT).