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Religious and Theological Studies (Research)

Cardiff University
Program overview
1 year
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
Cardiff
01 October 2020

Cardiff
04 January 2021

Cardiff
01 April 2021

Cardiff
01 July 2021

Program description

Religious and Theological Studies (Research)

We welcome applications from students interested in researching for a PhD/MPhil in a full range of areas, the following being of particular strength:

  • Buddhism and its literature in India and the West
  • Contemporary Christian Theology
  • Contemporary Islam in the West
  • Early Christian Literature, History and Culture
  • Hindu Traditions: Ancient, Medieval and Modern
  • History of Biblical Exegesis
  • History of Buddhism
  • Islam in the UK
  • Method and Theory in the Study of Religion
  • Narrative Traditions of South Asia
  • Pastoral and Practical Theology
  • Patristics and Late Antiquity
  • Sikh Traditions of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century
  • Sociology of Religion.

Program aims

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in research (in academia, the media, public sector), teaching in higher education, or a range of allied professions valuing a humanities postgraduate degree. The interdisciplinary nature of Religious Studies, in particular, provides a broad background combined with a clear focus.

We provide an extensive range of expertise. Particular strengths include:

  • Buddhism and its Literature
  • Byzantine History
  • Culture & Religion
  • Chaplaincy
  • Contemporary Islam in the West
  • History and Culture
  • Hindu Traditions
  • Islam in the UK
  • Narrative Traditions of South Asia
  • Pastoral and Practical Theology
  • Patristics and Late Antiquity
  • Sociology of Religion.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the academic year. The final modules will be published by September.

Admission requirements

Suitable for graduates in a wide variety of Humanities disciplines and Social Sciences. A first or upper-second class UK Honours degree or equivalent is required.


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Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...


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