Systematic and Philosophical Theology (distance learning)

Nottingham University Business School

12 months
17910 GBP/year
7290 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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You will engage with the meaning and implications of historic and contemporary Christian teaching.


The field of systematic and philosophical theology deals with the meaning and implications of Christian doctrine or teaching. 

This includes claims relating to God, creation, salvation, the nature of the Church, human identity and ethics. 

 Consequently this course is concerned with a field at the heart of Christian theology, and therefore at the heart of human intellectual endeavour. The annual application deadline for this course is 1st September.

Key Facts

  • We are one of the leading theological departments in the country, ranked 8th in the UK for ‘research power.*
  • Every member of staff is active in research and works to the highest standards, disseminating work with major academic publishers.
  • In the latest postgraduate taught experience survey, 100% of respondents in the School of Humanities said, “The course is intellectually stimulating” and “The course has enhanced my academic ability.”
  • 97% of our research is of international quality*

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Systematic and Philosophical theology for Newcomers: The Doctrine of God 
  • Research Methods and Resources
  • Christology
  • Aquinas and Thomisms 
  • La Nouvelle Théologie
  • Reading Medieval Theologians from Anselm to Ockham 
  • Earliest Christian Writings (Outside the Canonical Collection)  to the Mid-second Century

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Other candidates will be considered at the discretion of the Department. Students entering the programme from a humanities discipline other than theology may be required to take the module 'Systematic and Philosophical Theology for Newcomers'.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17910 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17910 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7290 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7290 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Systematic and Philosophical Theology (distance learning)
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