• Theology and Religious Studies

Why study at Roehampton

  • The MA draws on a variety of research centres, conferences and seminar series which include contributions from world-renowned academics, community organisers and civic leaders.
  • It is delivered by an experienced subject team who consistently score well for excellence of teaching in the National Student Survey.
  • The course offers flexible teaching: the MA can be taken either full-time or part-time and teaching takes place in the evening, with the occasional weekend study day.
  • Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015) and the most research-intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

This MA creatively balances the close study of particular traditions with a broad understanding of the subject area. Modules draw on the team’s research expertise and focuses within, and across, a variety of traditions on the key areas of religion and social justice; religion and gender; text and textual interpretation. It is one of the few programmes in London that offers specialised teaching in Islam as well as several different aspects of Christian theology.

More details

All students on the MA in Theology and Religious Studies take two compulsory modules (Research Skills and Reading Seminar). The Research Skills module ensures that everyone is equipped with the specialist skills needed to do postgraduate research in the field, as well as providing an overview of the scope of potential research, through a series of guest speakers and other research events. The Reading Seminar develops and embeds these skills within a close reading of key texts and studies, partially chosen to reflect student interests in any given year.

The 15000 word dissertation allows you to pursue supervised independent research on a topic of your choice. 

Example modules

  • Gender, Text and Narrative
  • Faith, Justice and Society
  • Studies in Christian Theology

Career options

This course is especially beneficial for those hoping to: pursue a PhD or conducting specific research; work in faith-based organisations, social services or education; work in international aid, the charity sector and community organisations.




Number of credits

MA: 180; PGDip: 120 (at Level M)

Postgraduate entry requirements »


Humanities »


1 year (full-time); 2 years (part-time).

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Tuition fees

£5,800 (2016; full-time UK/EU)
£323 per ten credits (2016; part-time UK/EU)

£13,000 (2016; full-time International)
£725 per ten credits (2016; part-time International)

For further fee information see our UK/EU or International finance pages

Programme outline

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Related courses

Studies in Contemporary Catholicism MA »

MA PGDip Christian Ministry »

Further information

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