Ph.D. On Campus

Theology and Religious Studies

University of Cambridge

36 months
25758 GBP/year
8844 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Divinity Faculty at University of Cambridge has a distinguished international reputation for research, teaching and for the formation of postgraduate students in Theology and Religious Studies programme.


Consistently rated as one of the top research units in the country in our subjects, it offers postgraduate training at an acknowledged world-class standard.

Theology and Religious Studies PhD students from University of Cambridge, spend most of their time working on their own research.  Any skills required, such as languages, will be assessed by the student's supervisor and training may be provided by the Faculty or the Language Centre. 


The teaching officers of the Faculty include leading experts in a wide range of fields:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Ancient, Medieval and Modern Judaism
  • Patristics
  • History of Christianity
  • Christian Theology
  • Philosophy of Religion and Ethics
  • Religion and Natural Sciences
  • Religion and the Social Sciences
  • Study of World Religions (with special reference to Judaism and Rabbinics, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism)
  • World Christianities (with special reference to African Christianity)

Programme Structure

  • Thesis / Dissertation
A first-year examination for which students must submit the following:
  • a summary of the scope, purpose, methodology and value of research project
  • a provisional outline of your thesis with a timetable for the conduct and completion of the research and writing
  • a bibliography of a topic and its immediate intellectual context set out in accordance with the conventions current in the field of study
  • a sample of written-up research 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two academic references 
  • Transcript 
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English 
  • If required - you can check using our tool
  • Research proposal 
  • Sample of work 
  • Proposed Supervisor 
  • Research experience 
  • Master's degree with marks of at least 67 per cent or a GPA of at least 3.7 in the US system.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25758 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25758 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8844 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8844 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part time:  

  • National: £5,306
  • International: £15,454

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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