Theology & Religious Studies Research MPhil/PhD
I came to King’s to do my MA, and then continued my time here, going on into the PhD. I was initially attracted by the strong reputation and high-profile history of the department in my subject area of systematic theology
. The former and current staff members, and many alumni, are well-known contributors to the field.
King’s has been a great place to engage in advanced study in theology – having a raft of world-leading experts from across the sub-disciplines, and with a vibrant and involved research environment. In the Theology Department, there are regular research seminars with international experts presenting cutting-edge work, and plenty of one off lectures and conferences
where one is introduced to the much of the most important work currently being undertaken.
The department itself is research-led, having a first-rate pool of experienced PhD supervisors. The King’s PhD experience is quite hands-on, with regular meetings to monitor progress, and it is generous in offering support and guidance where necessary. I have been awarded a full award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council
, which has helped my immeasurably. I consider King’s to be an ideal place in nurturing and cultivating the skills required for top-level academic research; to be applied in an academic career or a similarly research oriented role. I have been opportunities to present my research to my peers, to work as a teaching assistant doing undergraduate teaching and marking, and to represent the department at a variety of international conferences.
With such a broad range of subjects on offer at the heart of London, the King’s experience is pretty unique in both breadth and character. If anyone wants to research theology with a resolutely worldly orientation, and with a view to academic excellence, King’s College London is the ideal choice.