Religion and Theology postgraduate programmes

Religion and Theology taught programmes

MA in Religion pathways available:

  • Buddhist Studies
  • Theology and Religious Studies

If you would like further information on the academic content of the course, please email

Religion and Theology research programmes (MPhil, PhD)

We welcome and encourage applications for postgraduate degrees by research. In addition to topics focusing on single research areas, we actively encourage interdisciplinary research that cuts across the spectrum of religion and theology studies, or other intellectual disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and beyond. Joint supervision may be provided.

Research groups

See our departmental research groups for more information on how our research activity is focused within Theology and Religious Studies.

Further information on Theology and Religious Studies research programmes »

Skills training

You will also benefit from a postgraduate skills training programme, which allows you to extend your range of academic and professional skills. You may also be given the chance at an appropriate stage to teach undergraduates, and you will be offered training for this purpose, leading to formal accreditation.

Top 5 for research intensity

We are top 5 in the UK for research into theology and religion based on our size.

Source: REF 2014

Faculty support

We foster a vibrant postgraduate community across the Faculty of Arts, providing you with dedicated support when you need it.


Religion and Theology are among the subjects eligible for funding from the AHRC South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. The Faculty of Arts also offers funding opportunities for taught and research programmes.

Every year our postgraduates host a conference on religion and theology, one of the UK's largest postgraduate conferences in the humanities.

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