The School of Arts offers a stimulating and supportive intellectual environment, consisting of a diverse culture of interdisciplinary postgraduate research. You will benefit from working with a team of both research-active and industry-connected supervisors.
Whether conducting your own research in history or religious subjects, you will be joining a creative community of published authors and experts. Explore a subject you’re passionate about and develop new skills while being supported to make a valuable contribution to humanity’s knowledge and understanding of our past, present and future.
History (MA by Research / MRes / PhD)
Cheltenham is host to a number of events of interest to historians, including The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival which attracts leading academic and popular historian speakers.
Philosophy and Ethics (MA by Research / MRes / PhD)
Research in philosophy and ethics encourages an appreciation of the complexity of different mentalities and social behaviours, as well as a sensitivity to other traditions and beliefs.
Theology and Religious Studies (MA by Research / MRes / PhD)
Theology and religious studies fosters a vibrant learning community and has an established research reputation, being recognised for world-leading and internationally excellent research output (REF, 2014).
See the further details of tuition fees when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Dr. Paul Vare
Postgraduate Research Lead - School of Education
"Starting as a teacher in UK and Tanzania Paul soon switched to community-based environmental education firstly in Leicester and then Mount Elgon, Uganda. His career focused on international education and sustainability projects working for charities but with communities, large corporations and governments including the UN. Paul joined here in 2013 following his interest in teaching and research."
- Burch, Cathy and Vare, Paul (2019-07-30) Stepping up in modern foreign languages: professional development across the primary to secondary school transition. Language Learning Journal, 47 (4), pp.1-15. ISSN 0957-1736.
- Vare, Paul and Arro, Grete and de Hamer, Andre and Del Gobbo, Giovanna and de Vries, Gerben and Farioli, Francesca and Kadji-Beltran, Chrysanthi and Kangur, Mihkel and Mayer, Michela and Millican, Richard and Nijdam, Carlien and Réti, Monika and Zachariou, Aravella (2019-03-29) Devising a Competence-Based Training Program for Educators of Sustainable Development: Lessons Learned. Sustainability, 11 (7), pp.1890. ISSN 2071-1050.
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You’ll be joining a rich community of scholars and practitioners, from historians to theologians, all of whom will support you to grow and develop your own voice and creative skills.
Develop your own understanding and explore an area that interests you in great depth, enabling you to make a very real contribution to new knowledge.