Theology MPhil, PhD

Research ( full-time, part-time)

Distance learning

Programme duration
MPhil: 1-3 years full-time, 2-4 years part-time
PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: 2-5 years full-time, 3-6 years part-time
PhD: 2-5 years full-time, 3-6 years part-time

Overview

Explore your own interests in theology, supported by the expertise of staff at Cambridge Theological Federation, with our research programme.

Full description

Supervision and support

The Federation's academic staff can supervise research across all major areas of theology. This includes Church history, practical and pastoral theology, biblical studies, and specialisms within denominations.

Where you'll research

Your faculty

In the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, we use our expertise and connections in Cambridge and beyond to nurture creativity through experimentation and risk-taking, and encourage critical thinking, in order to educate, entertain, inspire and understand, as well as to improve people’s lives.

Where can I study?

Distance learning
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Study at a time that suits you, using our online learning management system.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

International students starting 2019/20 (per year)

£13,100

International students starting 2019/20 (part-time, per year)

£6,550

Funding

For advice on funding, scholarships and PhD studentship opportunities, please visit our finance pages for postgraduate students and researchers.

You might also find The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding helpful.

ARU research

Anglia Ruskin's academic excellence was recognised in 2014, as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise which assesses the quality of academic research. Twelve areas of our work were classed as generating world-leading research. The results showed that we're making a significant impact on economies, societies, the environment and culture in all corners of the globe.

Careers

Contact details

To find out more about the MPhil/PhD in Theology, please contact Cambridge Theological Federation.

Entry requirements

MPhil or PhD with progression from MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.

PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Please note we consider candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil in the first instance. If you want to be considered for direct entry to the PhD route then this can be discussed at interview if you are shortlisted. Please note you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this request. 

If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

 
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