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PhD Programs in Theology in United Kingdom 2023

The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.To study theology, it is not necessary to believe in a specifi… Read more

The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

To study theology, it is not necessary to believe in a specific faith or to want to join a particular religious tradition. It is the study of the divine in general and of the religious and philosophical beliefs that people have held throughout the centuries.

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

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Selinus University of Science and Literature
London, United Kingdom +1 More

This programme explores the major religious traditions in the world, including Hinduism and Buddhism, the religions of China and Japan, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The st ... +

This programme explores the major religious traditions in the world, including Hinduism and Buddhism, the religions of China and Japan, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The student should focus on the academic study of religion, with particular attention to: common dimensions of religious experience; the interplay between religion and culture; the theoretical analysis of religious belief and experience; religious expression in myth, ritual, symbol and social organization; religious responses to archetypal problems of human experience. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Online
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The SOAS Religions and Philosophies Department offers a vibrant, stimulating, and interdisciplinary research environment. We provide individual research supervision in a wide ... +

The SOAS Religions and Philosophies Department offers a vibrant, stimulating, and interdisciplinary research environment. We provide individual research supervision in a wide variety of religious traditions and comparative and interdisciplinary topics. Supervisors are experts in their fields and thoroughly familiar with the religions, cultures, languages, and geographical areas they specialise in. -
Master PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Nazarene Theological College
Didsbury, United Kingdom

Specialisms include Church History, Wesley Studies/Wesleyan Tradition, Christian Theology, Old Testament Studies/Second Temple/Inter-Testamental Studies, New Testament Studies ... +

Specialisms include Church History, Wesley Studies/Wesleyan Tradition, Christian Theology, Old Testament Studies/Second Temple/Inter-Testamental Studies, New Testament Studies, and Biblical Theology, Practical Theology, Missiology. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 72 months
English
Campus
 

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Union Theological College
Belfast, United Kingdom

A Doctorate of Philosophy is the highest level of degree that a student can achieve, demonstrating academic excellence through independent, creative thought and the ability to ... +

A Doctorate of Philosophy is the highest level of degree that a student can achieve, demonstrating academic excellence through independent, creative thought and the ability to interact with modern scholarship. -
PhD
Campus