University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Theology and Religion

This course offers a range of possibilities for study and supervision in the study of Christianity, the Bible and Christian thought, including, for example, Pentecostal, Evangelical, Queer and Intercultural theologies; biblical hermeneutics; philosophy of religion and philosophical theology; contemporary systematic theology; and literary, cultural or historical approaches to Hebrew Bible or New Testament studies.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 degree in a relevant discipline is required for entry. English requirements are: IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band, TOEFL 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking, 21 in Writing, or PTE Academic 59 in all 4 skills.

Course modules

The programme comprises 4 components; a compulsory research methodology module; 2 optional modules from among the wide range available in the department of Theology and Religion; and a 20,000-word thesis on a chosen topic.

Assessment methods

Applicant's thesis can focus on any aspect of the study of Christian thought and theology or Biblical Studies that interests them.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 13,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 2,055 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

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