Graduate School of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Arts

This admissions statement should be read in association with the University Admissions Principles and Procedures for Postgraduate Taught Programmes.

Programme Covered and Award Available

Religion (MA)

Entry Requirements


An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent). Non-traditional qualifications/routes may be considered.

For information on international equivalent qualifications, please see our International Office website.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, it is necessary to achieve a minimum score in an approved English language test specified in 'Profile C' of the University's English Language Requirements Policy.

Please note that language certificates should not be more than two years old.

Exemptions to our language requirement may apply to those applicants who have spent at least three years studying at an approved English speaking higher education institution. Applicants who feel this may apply to them should confirm this with the relevant Department.

Application Process and supporting documents required

To apply for this programme please complete our online application form, and provide the following documents in support of your application:

Please do not include any school (pre-university) certificates.

Additional information that will help your application:

Selection Process

Once a complete application has been submitted, which includes all required information; it is considered by the Programme Director and the Head of Graduate School. Applications are considered against selection criteria, which include:

Applicants are not normally required to attend interviews.

All applications are considered in accordance with the University’s policy on equality and diversity. The Graduate School upholds the principles of equality and diversity, respect and dignity. Candidates are not discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, religion or belief, disability, health or age.

We aim to process complete applications and to publish decisions within 21 days of receipt of all supporting documents required.

Deferred entry is available subject to approval. Please contact the Graduate School if you have been made an offer and would like to defer your start date.


If an offer is made the applicant has 40 days to indicate that they wish to accept or decline the offer, after which time the offer will expire.

International self-funded students are required to pay a deposit of £1000. Further information will be provided in your offer documents, and payment can be made online on the programme deposits payment website.

Contact details

For further information please contact the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities: