Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

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Full-Time or Part-Time


Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham

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).

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Dr. Roy Jackson

Staff Profile

Dr. Roy Jackson

Reader in Philosophy of Religion, Academic Course Leader for MA in Philosophical and Religious Thought

"I am a Reader in the Philosophy of Religion, teaching courses on Islam, Nietzsche, Greek philosophy, and philosophy of religion. I am particularly interested in the interaction between western philosophy and the religious claims made by Islam, which align with my view that philosophy and religion are intertwined.  "


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.

School of Education and Humanities

Our School of Education and Humanities will help you graduate as a well-rounded, innovative and passionate individual. You will work with experienced practitioners, engage with active researchers and be inspired by published authors.

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