Theology & Religious Studies Research

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MPhil/PhD

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Part Time, Full Time

Student profiles

Imranali
Imranali
Theology & Religious Studies Research MPhil/PhD

For me personally, King’s represented expertise and a genuine interest in faith and scripture-based knowledge. These are two things I valued as I wanted to pursue a PhD in Theology & Religious Studies.

My goal is to become an academic with an interest in Shi’a Islamic Studies and Western philosophy and King’s has opened up a window of opportunities for me. My supervisors have been helpful and the Department has aided me financially. My humble advice for postgraduate students is to engage with your supervisors, present papers and attend conferences – this gives vitality to your PhD and opens up employment opportunities.

In sum, I can only say that King’s combines its heritage of classical knowledge with dynamism for new ideas. 
Jacob
Jacob
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.
Nicola
Nicola
Theology & Religious Studies Research MPhil/PhD

While writing the dissertation for my master’s in Christian Theology I realised I had developed a passion for theology and carried on going to the British Library to follow-up some of my ideas. I was delighted to find a wonderful supervisor at King’s who was as excited as I was about the area I am researching which is Theology and Disability.



I chose King’s because of the wonderful reputation and great location in the heart of London. The day I enrolled I walked through the Strand Campus in a daze, because I could hardly believe how fortunate I was to be here. The views of so many iconic buildings from the terrace at the back of Somerset House are stunning.



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