Ph.D. On Campus Online

Religious Studies (distance learning)

University of Nottingham

36 months
19000 GBP/year
4496 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Our PhD gives you the time and support to explore your interests in religious studies 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


On Campus, Online
  • 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

    19000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4496 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4496 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


For full details of bursaries, scholarships and other funding available see

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