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We are 1st in London, 3rd in the UK, and in the world's top 20 Religious Studies departments.


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.

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 FT, two years PT, 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 1 year full time, 2 years part time, September to September

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

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Duration Expected to be: MPhil two years FT, four years PT; PhD three years FT, four-six years PT. September to September, January to January or April to April.

MPhil/PhD Research from the Department of Theology & Religious Studies at King's College London.

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King's TRS postgraduate module lists

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Our research



Areas of particular academic expertise represented within the Department of Theology & Religious…

Research Impact

Research Impact

91% of TRS research is ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021)

Research Projects


Read more about current and recent King's TRS research projects

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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