Ph.D. Online

Theology (distance learning)

University of Nottingham

36 months
20000 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Our PhD gives you the time and support to explore your theological interests while maintaining your existing commitments.


Our research strengths

We have particular strengths in:

  • Theology and Philosophy
  • Religion, Culture, and Ethics
  • Science, Technology, and Nature
  • Biblical Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Islamic Studies

You’ll be joining a diverse community whose current research projects include:

  • Hebrew Bible and New Testament
  • Hermeneutics
  • Islam and Politics
  • Jewish Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophical Theology
  • Religion and Media
  • Religion and Technology
  • Theology and Continental Philosophy
  • Theology and Literature
  • Theology and Natural Science

Staff and support

Our staff include theologians, sociologists, biblical scholars and philosophers so we can support your research with a range of different approaches and methodologies.

Supervision is provided by research-active staff. With over 10 years experience in running distance learning degrees the department will provide the support you need.

Distance learning

Visiting the university in person is not essential to successfully complete your PhD.

The university has many distance-learning and part-time researchers so you'll be part of a large community. Find out more about the resources, training and support available as part of our Researcher Academy:

Programme Structure

You will complete a written thesis of up to 100,000 words.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Various start dates available: February, April, July, October, December


  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance, Regular mandatory meetings
  • Proactive tutoring and support

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Masters-level degree or international equivalent is usual.

We recognise that applicants have a variety of experiences and follow different pathways to postgraduate religious studies research.

We treat all applicants with alternative qualifications on an individual basis. We may also consider relevant work experience.

If you are unsure whether your qualifications or work experience are relevant, contact us.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 36 months.


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