Teaching and learning
Masters students are required to do significant amounts of independent study, supported by tutorial and feedback sessions.
This is in addition to the taught course programme of lectures and seminars. We provide a supportive, friendly environment with dedicated working space, teaching opportunities, regular postgraduate seminars, conferences and workshops.
There are also are many opportunities for students to gain practical experience and skills such as organising and/or participating in workshops and conferences, including those of the department's two centres; the Centre of Bible, Ethics and Theology directed by Prof Roland Deines and Dr Carly Crouch, and the Centre of Theology and Philosophy directed by Professor John Milbank and Dr Conor Cunningham.
Theology and Religious Studies students are also invited to undertake up to two professional development modules which allow you to apply your specialist masters training in a careers context.
Learn a language alongside your masters degree
I really enjoyed the course, it was challenging and extremely rewarding! I was initially attracted by the range of topics and flexibility of the study, and the course delivered on both fronts. More importantly, I very much appreciated doing the MA with such a supportive and friendly department - it was an absolute pleasure to do it under your tutelage!
Andrew Griffiths (MA Church History)
Facilities and resources
Nottingham has excellent facilities for postgraduate students both in terms of formal teaching and personal study space.
Funding for masters students
The University is committed to making study at Nottingham both accessible and affordable.
The majority of postgraduate students in the UK fund their own studies, often from a package made up of personal savings, parental loans or contributions, bank loans and support from a trust or charity.
However, financial support and competitive scholarships are available and we encourage applicants to explore all funding opportunities at least a year in advance of the start date.
Funding opportunities for postgraduate theology students
New applicants: how to apply
Existing applicants login
Nottingham offers a range of opportunities to transform your subject specialisms into practical skills, and gain valuable experience sought after by employers.
More information on careers
Nottingham and its environs provide numerous and varied on-campus and off-campus activities to enhance your student experience.
More information on student life