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Systematic and Philosophical Theology

University of Nottingham

24 months
21000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Many students are already established in their careers when they begin this degree, and undertake the Systematic and Philosophical Theology programme at University of Nottingham for professional enhancement and enrichment. Others pursue it for reasons of personal interest.


Key facts

Do you want to:

  • explore the meaning of Christian teaching?
  • investigate the implications of Christian belief?
  • delve into the relationship between Christianity and philosophy?

Systematic and philosophical theology looks at claims about:

  • God
  • creation and salvation
  • the nature of the Church
  • human identity and ethics
  • and many other ideas at the heart of Christian theology.

In particular you will examine:

  • the Christian theological tradition from the early church to the present
  • Christianity's engagement with philosophy
  • the relationship between faith and reason
  • the task of theology in the twenty-first century.

Careers and professional development

Our successful students of the Systematic and Philosophical Theology programme at University of Nottingham travel on many different paths from the clergy and teaching professions to the IT, welfare and housing sectors

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Systematic and Philosophical Theology for Newcomers
  • Directed Reading
  • The Virgin Mary in Christian Tradition
  • Christology
  • Aquinas and Thomism
  • Faith and Reason
  • La Nouvelle Theologie
  • Early Christian Writings: Outside the Canonical Collection

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits




Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or above (or its international equivalent) in theology and/or religious studies. We may also accept a related subject such as philosophy or history. 
  • Students entering the programme from a humanities discipline other than theology may be required to take the module 'Systematic and Philosophical Theology for Newcomers'.
  •  We recognise that people come to theology and religious studies by a variety of routes and are happy to consider other qualifications and experience. Please contact us to discuss.
  • IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.


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