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Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion

University of Cambridge

9 months
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27516 GBP/year
12159 GBP/year
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About

The M.Phil. in Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Cambridge is a nine-month Masters course. The M.Phil. offers the opportunity for advanced study in Theology and Religious Studies across the full range of disciplines and with a strong focus on research.

Overview

The Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Cambridge is designed for students who wish to study their subject interest at an advanced level but also to enable those who wish to undertake further research at doctoral level to acquire the necessary skills and understanding.  The course has the following streams: Anglican Studies, Christian Theology, New Testament and Early Christianity, Old Testament, Philosophy of Religion, Religions in Antiquity, Study of World Religions and World Christianities.

Candidates submit a thesis of between 15,000 and 20,000 words and two pieces of submitted work of not more than 5,000 words which will be an essay or an equivalent exercise. Candidates then chose to do one of the following: a three-hour language examination; an exercise; or  an alternative exercise within the candidates's chosen subject area if one has not already been offered.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the MPhil students should have acquired:

  • an introduction to research methods and skills appropriate to a chosen sub-discipline of the subject, such as will serve both: as a preparation for more advanced research or as offering skills of value to potential employers;
  • more advanced and specialised knowledge of some fundamental issues and literatures at the forefront of research in that sub-discipline; and
  • the ability to construct a substantive, if preliminary, contribution to research on a particular issue within that sub-discipline, through the writing of a thesis.

Programme Structure

Course overview:

  • Teaching is by seminars, supervisions, and, as appropriate, classes and lectures. Each module shall normally be taught by four seminars of two hours duration in one term (though some subject areas may provide one-and-a-half-hour seminars where there is no essay work being assessed during the seminar itself). 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 9 months
  • Part-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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).
7.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
110

Delivered

On Campus

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).
7.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
110

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27516 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27516 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
  • National

    12159 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12159 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.

Funding

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