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Religious Studies & Theology


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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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Suggested PhDs in Religious Studies & Theology

Doctorate Theology and Practice

It is designed both for people in various kinds of Christian ministry or leadership and for those in other professions who wish to undertake doctoral work connecting theology and religion with their own professional fields.

United Kingdom
Ph.D. Practical Theology Doctorate (DPT)

The Doctor of Practical Theology is a practice-based doctoral level degree. It provides a unique opportunity for practitioners in a wide variety of settings to work with peers from similar and different professional and voluntary contexts to gain a practice-based and relevant research degree by staged part-time work.

United Kingdom
Ph. D. Theology

The Faculty of Theology at the university offers doctoral degree programs leading to the title of "Doctor of Theology" and covering the following specific elements: •Old Catholic Theology •Protestant Theology •Jewish Studies •Religious Studies

Doctorate Practical Theology

This programme is for senior level practitioners, leaders or consultants in ministry–related fields seeking to develop advanced research skills for pastoral, missiological or other aspects of applied theology at doctoral level.

United Kingdom