The PhD - the most advanced research degree - leads to a dissertation of up to 80,000 words on a subject of your choice and under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff. if you are studying PhD by distance learning, the programme includes a fully-funded annual visit to campus for each full year of your programme (every two years for part-time students).
The main areas of research expertise, associated staff and PhD supervision areas are below: Asian religion; Biblical studies; Contemporary religion and society; Intercultural and practical theology specialism; Islam and Christian-Muslim relations; Jewish and Holocaust studies; Modern theology; Pentecostal and Charismatic studies; Philosophy of religion; Quaker studies.
Your degree will provide excellent preparation for employment and this will be further enhanced by the employability skills training offered through the College of Arts and Law Graduate School. The University also offers a wide range of activities and services to give our students the edge in the job market, including: career planning designed to meet the needs of postgraduates; opportunities to meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs, employer presentations and skills workshops; individual guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique; and access to comprehensive listings of hundreds of graduate jobs and work experience opportunities.