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Course summary

We provide you with the time and support to explore your questions in Theology and Religious Studies. Research areas We have particular strengths in:

  • Theology, Philosophy, Culture and Science
  • Islamic Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • History of Theology
  • Bible Studies
Research staff Our staff include theologians, historians, sociologists and philosophers so we can support your research with a range of different approaches and methodologies. You will get expert supervision from our research-active and creative staff. If applicable to your research, you can get supervision across departments (for example, philosophy or history). You may also be able to strengthen your supervisory team from across our Midland4Cities partner universities. Current research You will be joining a diverse community whose current research projects include:
  • Constructive Theology
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Hebrew Bible and New Testaments
  • Hermeneutics
  • Historical Theology
  • Islam and Politics
  • Jewish Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophical Theology
  • Reformation Theology
  • Religion and Environment
  • Religion and Media
  • Religion and Technology
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Theology and Literature
  • Theology and Natural Science
The University of Nottingham is one of eight universities making up the AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C). The partnership provides funding and training to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers - You will have access to the University of Nottingham Researcher Academy. This will provide you with a network of researchers and staff to support you during your PhD, as well as training, placement and travel opportunities -


You will be encouraged to take advantage of the faculty-wide Mastering the Arts: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research module. This gives you a strong foundation in the skills and techniques necessary for effective research. Further research training is provided by the University of Nottingham Researcher Academy. The Midlands4Cities programme enhanced support for PhD candidates.

Assessment method

You will complete a written thesis of up to 100,000 words, with experienced support and advice from your academic supervisors. You will also take an oral examination called a viva voce where you explain your project in depth to an examination panel.

Entry requirements

Masters-level degree (or international equivalent).

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Theology and Religious Studies PhD at University of Nottingham - UCAS