PhD Theology and Religion (Philosophy of Religion Specialism)

  • On Campus, Online
  • 36 months
  • GBP13680 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP4121 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
    GBP4121 per Year (National

    Tuition fee for the domestic students.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
At 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 an outstanding international reputation in the study of all types of religion in the contemporary world with a number of postgraduate researchers in the area of the philosophy of religion.

Description

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The MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a dissertation of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision.

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.

You can study an MA by Research or PhD programme on campus or by distance learning. Please note that if you are studying with us by distance learning, there is a compulsory annual visit to campus (every two years for part-time PhD students).

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline None, but early application advised
Tuition fee
  • GBP13680 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP4121 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • GBP4121 per year ( National

    Tuition fee for the domestic students.

    )
Start date , September 2017 We encourage you to begin your studies in the month of September so that you can attend an induction along with other candidates beginning their research at the same time as you.
Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode On Campus, Online
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 72 months
Part-time variant Flexible
Structure Semi-structured
Student interaction Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
Attendance Regular mandatory meetings
Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request
Project Type Open

Course Content

The MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a dissertation of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision.

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.

You can study an MA by Research or PhD programme on campus or by distance learning. Please note that if you are studying with us by distance learning, there is a compulsory annual visit to campus (every two years for part-time PhD students).

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
6.5
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
93

IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Requirements

You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:

  • by holding an English language qualification to the right level
  • by taking and successfully completing one of our English courses for international students

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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