University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Religions and Theology

The course covers a wide range of topics, including subject oriented choices in Biblical studies; Jewish studies; Christian studies; and south Asian studies; and method oriented courses in philosophy, gender studies, hermeneutics, political theory and more; the subject core course unit is typically method and theory in the study of religion; this is complemented by a School-led core course unit which gives students the opportunity to acquire a variety of research and presentation skills; optional course units are drawn from a combination of choices available in the specialist programmes (Biblical studies; history of Christianity; Jewish studies; religion and political life; south Asian studies; theology, culture and society).

Entry requirements

A 1st Class or 2.1 Honours degree, or the overseas equivalent; IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 575 (paper-based) or 233 (computer-based).

Sponsorship information

UK and EU applicants may enter the AHRC competition (internal deadline in early March each year); this is highly competitive, and applicants should discuss applying with the programme director as soon as possible; some awards are usually offered by the School or department; some awards are reserved for international applicants.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
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0161 275 4740