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Religious & Theological Studies MPhil Cardiff University




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Course info


Based in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, you join a vibrant academic and research community, proud of our reputation for training the next generation of researchers.

We welcome applications from students interested in researching for a PhD/MPhil in a full range of areas, the following being of particular strength:

Buddhism and its literature in India and the West
Contemporary Christian Theology
Contemporary Islam in the West
Early Christian Literature, History and Culture
Hindu Traditions: Ancient, Medieval and Modern
History of Biblical Exegesis
History of Buddhism
Islam in the UK
Method and Theory in the Study of Religion
Narrative Traditions of South Asia
Pastoral and Practical Theology
Patristics and Late Antiquity
Sikh Traditions of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century
Sociology of Religion.

Programme aims

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in research (in academia, the media, public sector), teaching in higher education, or a range of allied professions valuing a humanities postgraduate degree. The interdisciplinary nature of Religious Studies, in particular, provides a broad background combined with a clear focus.

Distinctive features

Experienced supervisors and a successful and rewarding research programme
A strong and active tradition of language and textual expertise
Regular research seminars with visiting speakers
Regular subject-specific and skills seminars.


We provide an extensive range of expertise. Particular strengths include:

  • Buddhism and its Literature
  • Byzantine History
  • Culture & Religion
  • Chaplaincy
  • Contemporary Islam in the West
  • History and Culture
  • Hindu Traditions
  • Islam in the UK
  • Narrative Traditions of South Asia
  • Pastoral and Practical Theology
  • Patristics and Late Antiquity
  • Sociology of Religion.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Religious & Theological Studies MPhil.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

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01 Jul, 01 Oct, 04 Jan


Cardiff University

PO Box 921,



CF10 3XQ, Wales

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