MRes Theology and Religion
This Theology and Religion programme from University of Birmingham is suitable for a wide range of interests. You can pursue various approaches to religious thought and practice, including the study of Islam, Pentecostal or Evangelical theologies, gender and religion; religion and culture, philosophy of religion and philosophical theology; religion and politics; Holocaust and Genocide studies.
|Full-Time Duration:||1 year|
|Tuition Fee:||£20,820 per year|
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
Why study this course?
- The MRes is an excellent transition into research for applicants who already have a Theology or Religious Studies background and are exploring the possibility of future doctoral studies, a research or other academic career, or simply want to explore in detail a topic that they find particularly fascinating.
- The University of Birmingham is an excellent centre for the study of religion and culture. It has built up good relationships and partnerships with Birmingham’s many different communities, and such a rich cultural mix means that it provides an ideal setting to study the relations between Religion and Culture.
- The Theology and Religion department was ranked 3rd in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework exercise 2021 based on research rated 4
- Top 50 Theology and Religion department in the world (QS 2021)
- Research Methods
- Approaches to the study of Islam
- Atheisms: From Voltaire to Dawkins
- Auschwitz in History and Memory
- Conceptualising God in Christian Theology
- Contemporary Issues in Sikhism
“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”
Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology
The Theology and Religion programme from University of Birmingham will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.
The University’s Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals. The College of Arts and Law also has a dedicated careers and employability team who offer tailored advice and a programme of College-specific careers events.
Our requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for:
- For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK, usually in a relevant area.
- Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent), usually in a relevant area.
Any academic and professional qualifications or relevant professional experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases, form an integral part of the entrance requirements.
If you are applying for distance learning research programmes, you will also be required to demonstrate that you have the time, commitment, facilities and experience to study by distance learning.