Course Learning and Teaching
You will receive on average 7.5 hours of timetabled contact per week. This will include a combination of lectures, seminars, and tutorials. Timetabled contact is only the beginning of your learning. It provides a starting point for your development as an independent learner. Typically, classroom teaching and learning will form nearly 25% of the time you will spend on your studies, you will be expected to spend the remaining 75% of your time on independent research.
You can opt to write a dissertation (40 credits), a large research project that would count for a third of your marks. This gives you the opportunity to engage at an advanced level with creative cutting edge research at the forefront of the discipline, working on a topic of your choice. For the dissertation, you will have a supervisor who will guide and discuss your research with you.
In addition to this, the department also has an extensive programme of research-related activities that you are warmly encouraged to attend. These include research seminar series and public lectures from high-profile guest speakers and visiting scholars. The University also frequently hosts eminent and well-known visiting speakers. The Theology and Religion GDip course is offered at Durham University.
Examples of optional modules:
Optional modules in previous years have included two choices from:
- Landscapes of Worship in Contemporary South Asia
- Literature and Theology of the Old Testament
- New Testament Theology
- Topics in Christian Ethics
- Death, Ritual and Belief
- The Reformation and its Legacy
- 9 months
- 21 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesReligious Studies & Theology Christian Studies View 36 other Masters in Christian Studies in United Kingdom
Subject requirements, level and grade
- The standard entry requirement is a BA (Honours) degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent, for example, a GPA of 3.7 on a scale of 4.0 scale), but applicants from non-traditional backgrounds or with other qualifications may be considered subject to interview and a review of written work.
- The diploma is an ideal course to take if you are wanting to transition from another discipline to theology and religion, which you might wish to pursue at MA level. It is also ideal if you have already studied theology and religion to first degree level in another country, and wish to become familiar with the critical approach to these subjects that is typical in British public universities.
- The University will contact the referees named in your application directly. Please ensure that your referees are able to provide a reference in a timely fashion.
International14450 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14450 GBP per year during 9 months.
National6050 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6050 GBP per year during 9 months.
Part Time Fees
- Home: £3,200 per year
EU students: £7,500 per year
Living costs for Durham
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.