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Theology, M.Res.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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Overview

This Theology and Religious Studies degree from the University of Nottingham introduces you to the research skills necessary for doctoral study in the field of theology and is the perfect stepping stone to a PhD. 

Careers

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.

The Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

Research students in the department are currently working in the following areas:

  • Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
  • New Testament Theology
  • Philosophical Theology
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Systematic Theology
  • Historical Theology
  • Theology and Science
  • Theology and Literature
  • Jewish Studies
  • Islamic Studies

Programme Structure

Research support

  • The department's lively research culture includes regular research seminars, which offer the chance to hear visiting scholars from elsewhere in the UK and from overseas as well as opportunities for staff and postgraduates to present research in progress in a friendly and constructive environment. 
  • These occasions also allow you to broaden your knowledge of the subject and gain a better sense of how research develops as part of an interactive process.
  • You will have access to an extensive range of modules provided by The Graduate School, including 'The Tradition of Critique' and general modules such as 'Getting Going on Your Thesis', and beginners language courses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 2:1 or above (or its international equivalent) in theology and/or religious studies or closely related subject. 
  • You should submit a proposal of your intended research to the staff member you have identified as a potential supervisor.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18420 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18420 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4414 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4414 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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