Theology and religion is a diverse subject area that is vital for understanding the contemporary world.
The Theology and Religion programme offered by the University of Birmingham provides ideal preparation for further research at doctoral level.
The programme has a wide range of modules and you can create your own pathway by choosing those that are most relevant to your interests. We cater for interests in historical traditions, ritual and practices, contemporary spiritualities, world religions, religious texts, politics, histories and ethical issues.
Birmingham’s Theology graduates develop a broad range of transferable skills including: familiarity with research methods; the ability to manage large quantities of information from diverse sources; the ability to organise information in a logical and coherent manner; the expertise to write clearly and concisely and to tight deadlines; critical and analytical ability; the capacity for argument, debate and speculation; and the ability to base conclusions on statistical research.
Over the past five years, over 96% of our postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Many of our graduates go into careers in churches of various denominations. Other students use their transferable skills in a range of employment sectors, including publishing, education and social work.
Employers that our graduates have gone on to work for include: Church of England; Methodist Church; NHS; and University of Birmingham.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Research Methods in Theology and the Study of Religion
- Advanced Biblical Studies
- Approaches to Studying Islam (modern)
- Approaches to Studying Islam (traditional)
- Auschwitz in History and Memory
- Contemporary Issues in Sikhism
- Feminism in the Muslim World
- God in Christian Philosophy
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesReligious Studies & Theology Christian Studies Islamic Studies View 137 other Masters in Religious Studies & Theology in United Kingdom
- A 2:1 undergraduate Honours degree, preferably in a related discipline.
- All applications are treated on their merits, and we are happy to consider applicants whose qualifications differ, but we would encourage you to contact the Admissions Tutor for advice.
International19170 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19170 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Part-time fees: UK/EU: 4,625 GBP per year
- Government-backed postgraduate loans are available to help UK and EU students to finance their studies. Loans are available of up to £10,906 for Masters by Research students and up to £25,700 for PhD students, in all subject areas.
- International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
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