PhDs in Humanities

Religious Studies & Theology

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PhD Theology and Religious Studies

A PhD in Theology and Religious Studies at University of Kent enables you to undertake a substantial piece of supervised research in the subject that makes an original contribution to knowledge and is worthy of publication.

School of European Culture and Languages
PhD Theology and Religion (Jewish and Holocaust Studies Specialism)

At the University of Birmingham we offer promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the UK’s largest and most diverse Departments of Theology and Religion. We have a strong tradition in Jewish Studies with particular strengths in Second Temple Judaism, Dead Sea Scrolls, Holocaust studies, contemporary Jewish-Christian relations, and the representation of Jews, Judaism, and Jewish/non-Jewish relations in Jewish museums and Holocaust museums

Department of Theology and Religion
PhD Théologie

A l’issue de la formation de base, la Faculté de théologie offre également la possibilité d’effectuer un doctorat en théologie.


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Religious studies and theology focus on the supernatural, sacred or divine and the moral code, ritual practices, dogmas, values or associated institutions. Religion has several functions that are expressed through the human behaviour: cognitive or action function, anxiety reduction, social function, compensation and identity. This interdisciplinary field studies the impact of religion in the international environment and the presence of traditions in the modern world. Research focuses on different approaches on religions and its place in history.

Religious studies and theology are concerned with the study of the spiritual beliefs and their particular characteristics and their expression in nowadays society. A Bachelor’s degree in religious studies and theology can specialize in culture, conflict, librarianship, economics, geography, history and others.

The study of one or several religions equips the graduate of a Master’s degree in religious studies and theology with skills and knowledge that may lead to a career as a priest/minister, teacher/lecturer, advice worker, community development worker and others.

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