History, Archaeology and Religion research

Postgraduate research programmes available for online application in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion are listed, together with possible start dates.

The titles of research programmes are generic to encompass the wide range of research opportunities available. The research areas for MPhil and PhD specified below reflect the areas of expertise within this School. You will be given an opportunity to specify your proposed project/topic later in the application.

Research areas for MPhil and PhD include:

History, Welsh History, Archaeology, Ancient History, Conservation, Anthropology of Buddhist Societies, Asian Health and Yogic Traditions and their Western Adaptations, Buddhism and its Literature in India and the West, Byzantine History, Culture and Religion, Chaplaincy, Christian Ethics, Contemporary Christian Theology, Contemporary Islam in the West, Early Christian Literature, History and Culture, Health Ethics and Religion, Hindu Traditions, History of Biblical Exegesis, History of Buddhism, Islam in the UK, Jainism, Method and Theology in the Study of Religion, Narrative Traditions of South Asia, Pastoral and Practical Theology, Patristics and Late Antiquity, Religion and Performance, Seventeenth Century British Sectarianism, Sikh Traditions of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century, Sociology of Religion, Syriac Literature and the Christian Quest

To proceed with your application:

  • identify the programme you want to apply for
  • decide whether you would like to study on a full time or part time basis
  • select your preferred start date.
Programme nameMode of studyStart date
Master of Philosophy (Archaeology) (October Start)Full-time 01-Oct-2016
 Full-time 01-Oct-2017
Master of Philosophy (Archaeology) (January Start)Full-time 03-Jan-2017
 Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (Archaeology) (April Start)Full-time 01-Apr-2016
 Full-time 01-Apr-2017
Master of Philosophy (Archaeology) (July Start)Full-time 01-Jul-2016
 Full-time 01-Jul-2017
Master of Philosophy (Ancient History) (October Start)Full-time 01-Oct-2016
 Full-time 01-Oct-2017
Master of Philosophy (Ancient History) (January Start)Full-time 03-Jan-2017
 Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (Ancient History) (April Start)Full-time 01-Apr-2016
 Full-time 01-Apr-2017
Master of Philosophy (Ancient History) (July Start)Full-time 01-Jul-2016
 Full-time 01-Jul-2017
Master of Philosophy (Conservation) (October Start)Full-time 01-Oct-2016
 Full-time 01-Oct-2017
Master of Philosophy (Conservation) (January Start)Full-time 03-Jan-2017
 Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (Conservation) (April Start)Full-time 01-Apr-2016
 Full-time 01-Apr-2017
Master of Philosophy (Conservation) (July Start)Full-time 01-Jul-2016
 Full-time 01-Jul-2017
Master of Philosophy (History & Welsh History) (October Start)Full-time 01-Oct-2016
 Full-time 01-Oct-2017
Master of Philosophy (History & Welsh History) (January Start)Full-time 03-Jan-2017
 Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (History & Welsh History) (April Start)Full-time 01-Apr-2016
 Full-time 01-Apr-2017
Master of Philosophy (History & Welsh History) (July Start)Full-time 01-Jul-2016
 Full-time 01-Jul-2017
Master of Philosophy (Religious & Theological Studies) (October Start)Full-time 01-Oct-2016
 Full-time 01-Oct-2017
Master of Philosophy (Religious & Theological Studies) (January Start)Full-time 03-Jan-2017
 Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (Religious & Theological Studies) (April Start)Full-time 01-Apr-2016
 Full-time 01-Apr-2017
Master of Philosophy (Religious & Theological Studies) (July Start)Full-time 01-Jul-2016
 Full-time 01-Jul-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Archaeology) (October Start)Full-time 01-Oct-2016
 Full-time 01-Oct-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Archaeology) (January Start)Full-time 03-Jan-2017
 Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Archaeology) (April Start)Full-time 01-Apr-2016
 Full-time 01-Apr-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Archaeology) (July Start)Full-time 01-Jul-2016
 Full-time 01-Jul-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Ancient History) (October Start)Full-time 01-Oct-2016
 Full-time 01-Oct-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Ancient History) (January Start)Full-time 03-Jan-2017
 Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Ancient History) (April Start)Full-time 01-Apr-2016
 Full-time 01-Apr-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Ancient History) (July Start)Full-time 01-Jul-2016
 Full-time 01-Jul-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Conservation) (October Start)Full-time 01-Oct-2016
 Full-time 01-Oct-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Conservation) (January Start)Full-time 03-Jan-2017
 Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Conservation) (April Start)Full-time 01-Apr-2016
 Full-time 01-Apr-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Conservation) (July Start)Full-time 01-Jul-2016
 Full-time 01-Jul-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (History & Welsh History) (October Start)Full-time 01-Oct-2016
 Full-time 01-Oct-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (History & Welsh History) (January Start)Full-time 03-Jan-2017
 Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (History & Welsh History) (April Start)Full-time 01-Apr-2016
 Full-time 01-Apr-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (History & Welsh History) (July Start)Full-time 01-Jul-2016
 Full-time 01-Jul-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Religious & Theological Studies) (October Start)Full-time 01-Oct-2016
 Full-time 01-Oct-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Religious & Theological Studies) (January Start)Full-time 03-Jan-2017
 Full-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Religious & Theological Studies) (April Start)Full-time 01-Apr-2016
 Full-time 01-Apr-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Religious & Theological Studies) (July Start)Full-time 01-Jul-2016
 Full-time 01-Jul-2017
Master of Philosophy (Archaeology) (October Start)Part-time 01-Oct-2016
 Part-time 01-Oct-2017
Master of Philosophy (Archaeology) (January Start)Part-time 03-Jan-2017
 Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (Archaeology) (April Start)Part-time 01-Apr-2016
 Part-time 01-Apr-2017
Master of Philosophy (Archaeology) (July Start)Part-time 01-Jul-2016
 Part-time 01-Jul-2017
Master of Philosophy (Ancient History) (October Start)Part-time 01-Oct-2016
 Part-time 01-Oct-2017
Master of Philosophy (Ancient History) (January Start)Part-time 03-Jan-2017
 Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (Ancient History) (April Start)Part-time 01-Apr-2016
 Part-time 01-Apr-2017
Master of Philosophy (Ancient History) (July Start)Part-time 01-Jul-2016
 Part-time 01-Jul-2017
Master of Philosophy (Conservation) (October Start)Part-time 01-Oct-2016
 Part-time 01-Oct-2017
Master of Philosophy (Conservation) (January Start)Part-time 03-Jan-2017
 Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (Conservation) (April Start)Part-time 01-Apr-2016
 Part-time 01-Apr-2017
Master of Philosophy (Conservation) (July Start)Part-time 01-Jul-2016
 Part-time 01-Jul-2017
Master of Philosophy (History & Welsh History) (October Start)Part-time 01-Oct-2016
 Part-time 01-Oct-2017
Master of Philosophy (History & Welsh History) (January Start)Part-time 03-Jan-2017
 Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (History & Welsh History) (April Start)Part-time 01-Apr-2016
 Part-time 01-Apr-2017
Master of Philosophy (History & Welsh History) (July Start)Part-time 01-Jul-2016
 Part-time 01-Jul-2017
Master of Philosophy (Religious & Theological Studies) (October Start)Part-time 01-Oct-2016
 Part-time 01-Oct-2017
Master of Philosophy (Religious & Theological Studies) (January Start)Part-time 03-Jan-2017
 Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Master of Philosophy (Religious & Theological Studies) (April Start)Part-time 01-Apr-2016
 Part-time 01-Apr-2017
Master of Philosophy (Religious & Theological Studies) (July Start)Part-time 01-Jul-2016
 Part-time 01-Jul-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Archaeology) (October Start)Part-time 01-Oct-2016
 Part-time 01-Oct-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Archaeology) (January Start)Part-time 03-Jan-2017
 Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Archaeology) (April Start)Part-time 01-Apr-2016
 Part-time 01-Apr-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Archaeology) (July Start)Part-time 01-Jul-2016
 Part-time 01-Jul-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Ancient History) (October Start)Part-time 01-Oct-2016
 Part-time 01-Oct-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Ancient History) (January Start)Part-time 03-Jan-2017
 Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Ancient History) (April Start)Part-time 01-Apr-2016
 Part-time 01-Apr-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Ancient History) (July Start)Part-time 01-Jul-2016
 Part-time 01-Jul-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Conservation) (October Start)Part-time 01-Oct-2016
 Part-time 01-Oct-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Conservation) (January Start)Part-time 03-Jan-2017
 Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Conservation) (April Start)Part-time 01-Apr-2016
 Part-time 01-Apr-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Conservation) (July Start)Part-time 01-Jul-2016
 Part-time 01-Jul-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (History & Welsh History) (October Start)Part-time 01-Oct-2016
 Part-time 01-Oct-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (History & Welsh History) (January Start)Part-time 03-Jan-2017
 Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (History & Welsh History) (April Start)Part-time 01-Apr-2016
 Part-time 01-Apr-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (History & Welsh History) (July Start)Part-time 01-Jul-2016
 Part-time 01-Jul-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Religious & Theological Studies) (October Start)Part-time 01-Oct-2016
 Part-time 01-Oct-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Religious & Theological Studies) (January Start)Part-time 03-Jan-2017
 Part-time 03-Jan-2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Religious & Theological Studies) (April Start)Part-time 01-Apr-2016
 Part-time 01-Apr-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Religious & Theological Studies) (July Start)Part-time 01-Jul-2016
 Part-time 01-Jul-2017
PHD by Published Work (History and Archaeology)Part-time 01-Oct-2016
 Part-time 01-Oct-2017
PhD by Published Work (Religious Studies)Part-time 01-Oct-2016
 Part-time 01-Oct-2017

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