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
- 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.
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: nottingham.ac.uk/researcher-academy/
You will complete a written thesis of up to 100,000 words.
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
Various start dates available: February, April, July, October, December
- No Attendance, Regular mandatory meetings
- Proactive tutoring and support
DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics Religious Studies & Theology Christian Studies View 25 other PhDs in Religious Studies & Theology in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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.
International20000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20000 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4596 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Nottingham
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 nottingham.ac.uk/pgstudy/funding
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.