Theology and Religion (DPhil, PhD)

University of Birmingham the United Kingdom

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The award
DPhil, PhD

How long you will study
3 - 4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 4180 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 15210 per year

All study options

About Theology and Religion at University of Birmingham

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.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardDPhil, PhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 4180 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15210 per year
  • The awardDPhil, PhDHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study6 - 7 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2090 per yearInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

Students need to have an IELTS score of 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.

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