Postgraduate taught degrees

Theology & Religious Studies

Theology & Religious Studies

Theology or divinity has been taught at the University since its foundation in 1451.

Theology & Religious Studies incorporates academic and vocational teaching and research across monotheistic traditions (both religious and secularised), as well as their engagement with other world faiths. All of our subjects can be studied from within or without a personal faith base.

If you choose to study with us, you can benefit from our multidisciplinary approach and supportive environment for learning. Glasgow has built its reputation for excellence in traditional fields of theology such as:

  • Practical, and modern systematic theology
  • Hermeneutics
  • Church history
  • Catholic moral theology
  • Biblical studies
  • Theology and the arts.

Additionally, Glasgow has a strong profile in Islam, Sufism, Judaism, and religion in modern Iran, the Asian subcontinent, Japan and Scotland.

Research opportunities

We offer the following research study options:

PhD, MPhil/MTh, MLitt (Theology and Creative Practice) and MRes.

Our main collective research topics are:

  • Religion and politics
  • Religion and identity
  • Scripts, scriptures and textual analysis
  • Applied theology
  • History of religion
  • Theology through creative practice.

You may want to identify and contact a potential supervisor to discuss your research proposal before you apply.