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We are 1st in London and in the top 10 of Religious Studies departments in the UK.


King's TRS is a vibrant department in the heart of London, training students in philosophy, ethics, politics, sociology, anthropology, theology, biblical studies and ancient languages.  We make the most of London’s rich culture, and our students learn from the city's museums, galleries, and sites of religious practice, as well as in the classroom. The department placed in the top 10 in the UK for the Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies QS World Rankings by Subject 2022.

Our staff include world-renowned experts in Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, and contemporary religious movements.  Recent publications by King's TRS researchers give a taste of our wide-ranging interests.

The King's Religion MA allows students to specialise in Biblical Studies, Jewish Studies, Religion in Contemporary Society, Systematic Theology, or tailor-make a programme to suit their interests.  Our pioneering Christianity and the Arts MA blends theology, religious studies and art history, in partnership with the National Gallery.

Partnerships and collaborations with the National Gallery, the Courtauld Gallery, Leo Baeck College and the London School of Jewish Studies also open up additional learning resources for our students. 




Our postgraduate courses:

Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time, September to September

Study MA Christianity & the Arts in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King's College London.

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Duration: One year full-time, September to September, two years part-time

Discover how religion shapes—and is shaped by—the contemporary world and create your own specialism with modules across religious studies and theology.

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Research & Expertise

Research & Expertise

World leading and internationally excellent theology and religious studies research.


Postgraduate Funding Opportunities

There are a number of ways you can obtain financial support to help you through your postgraduate studies. The College Fees & Funding pages contain plenty of information about financing your postgraduate studies, including Scholarships that may be open to you. Many of these competitions are open to students across the Faculty, but there are also a number of awards specifically for students in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies.

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King's Language Centre courses

As well as offering all King's students a discount on Evening & Saturday Language Courses, King's Language Centre supports the studies of our postgraduate students by offering credit-bearing modules and non credit-bearing modules (PG-only) free of charge.

Learning a language as a postgraduate student will encourage you to develop the ways in which you learn and retain information. The KLC's postgraduate-only courses focus on reading and speaking skills and revolve around the student's own research.


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