What will I learn?

Theology is one of the broadest and most comprehensive fields of study. Though it is sometimes assumed to be a discipline reserved for clergy; in reality, theology addresses questions that are ultimate of interest to everyone. Why do we exist? What is the good life, and how can we live it? Is there a God? And if there is a God, what is God like?

Theology asks the biggest human questions in order to better understand our every-day lives. It is unique as a discipline because it is a conversation about everything. And students in theology at UWTSD will have the opportunity to study everything – from history and philosophy to hermeneutical theory and sociology, to culture and ethics.

Why choose this course?

  • UWTSD is home to the oldest faculty of Theology and Religious Studies in Wales, established in 1822.
  • The University boasts a vibrant and active postgraduate research culture, particularly in the study of Theology and Religion.
  • The University is also active in Interfaith Studies. (NOTE: Make sure this is linked.)
  • The MRes in Christian Theology is delivered as a full-time and part-time programme of study for distance learners.
  • Participate in local research seminars and engage with other research students at our annual residential summer school for postgraduates in July.

Career Opportunities

The programme has been designed to attract students interested in developing both their generic and their subject-specific skills. It offers opportunities for students who have recently graduated to move on to work at level 7 in their specialist field of study and help prepare them for careers in education, ministry and research.

  • Refine your research skills
  • Sharpen your ability to reason critically and analytically
  • Expand your knowledge of history and religion
  • Explore the development and inner logic of the Christian faith
  • Specialise in a dimension of theological studies
  • Develop a plan for further doctoral research
  • Aquire a qualification to teach

Which department am I in?

University of WalesTrinity Saint David

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£10,000.00 (US$ 13,228) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee
Start date

1 February 2022


University of Wales Trinity Saint David

College Road,



SA31 3EP, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold a Bachelor Degree or First Professional Degree will also be considered. A full certified transcript must accompany applications.

For international students

Applicants are expected to have a good first degree (a first or upper second), although every application is considered in its own merit, so places may be offered on the basis of professional qualification and relevant experiences. Candidates with a lower degree classification or no degree may be admitted at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, with an opportunity to upgrade to Master’s level if satisfactory progress is made. An overall English Language level equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no lower than 6.5 in reading and writing, and with no lower than 5.5 in listening or speaking. TOEFL: An overall minimum score of 72 is required with the following minimum scores in each of the following communicative skills: Reading - minimum score of 18 Listening – minimum score of 17 Writing – minimum score of 17 Speaking – minimum score of 20.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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