Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Taught masters degrees (MA) - Theology and Religious Studies

  • One of the leading theological departments in the UK for research:
    - ranked eighth for ‘research power'*
    - 97% of our research is of international quality*

* Research Excellence Framework 2014

Our degrees

These two courses are taught by distance learning only.

Church History MA (Distance Learning)
Enhance and deepen your understanding of the Church's past.

Systematic and Philosophical Theology MA 
(Distance Learning)
Focus on the meaning and implications of Christian doctrine or teaching.

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. 

Andrew Griffiths, MA Church History






Our MAs offer an ideal combination of intellectual richness, rigour, and flexibility.

The result is that we attract fantastic students with a wide range of goals and backgrounds. Some are aiming for PhD programmes, and others simply want to expand their knowledge of Christianity.


Dr Michael Burdett
Director of Postgraduate Distance Learning



Department of Theology and Religious Studies

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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