Graduate study

Join the largest and most diverse graduate theology community

As a graduate student at the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Theology and Religion you will be part of the UK’s largest, most vibrant and diverse theology community.

With over 250 graduate students from all over the world, you will not only have the opportunity to exchange ideas and world views with your fellow students and college community, but work closely with some of the most eminent scholars in their respective fields.

Centre of excellence

The University’s internationally renowned reputation for world-class teaching and resources is further complemented by Oxford’s lively theological community. The city’s churches, religious centres, societies and networks regularly attract some of the world’s most prominent scholars and speakers, giving you an immeasurable opportunity to tap into the very latest discussions and debates.

Sociable and supportive community

Graduate study can be an isolating experience, which is why we have worked extremely hard to develop a sociable and supportive graduate community. It is something we are particularly proud of.  

As a student you will have regular opportunities to network and socialise with the faculty, your fellow students and their families. You will be part of a seminar group, which will allow you to share aspects of your work with your peers and is a place for stimulating debate. The weekly graduate café, regular socials and termly lunches offer an opportunity for our community to come together in a more relaxed and informal setting.

Academic support

We actively encourage a high level of interaction between our students and our senior staff and faculty. We have a large faculty of over 80 academics, including nine senior professors, who are international figures and leaders in their fields of study. They are committed to working with our students and will closely supervise your research. Find out more about our research areas.

Resources

Our commitment to our students encourages productivity and leads to some quite incredible achievements. We actively seek out opportunities for our graduates and have funding available for travel and research as well as for scholarships.

Alongside the incredible resources and libraries available at Oxford, the Faculty provides a dedicated graduate common room and workspace. There are also increasing graduate teaching opportunities. Find out more about our graduate resources.

Career prospects

Oxford University’s theology and religion postgraduates are well equipped to compete in the global graduate employment market. As a discipline it delivers an array of transferrable skills and personal qualities that are extremely attractive to employers. As a result our doctoral students enjoy successful careers across a wide range of professions.

Graduates have gone on to careers in:

Academia NGOs
Accounting Politics
Business consulting Teaching
Higher education management The British Army
HM Prisons The charity sector                  
Law  

More detailed information is available from the Careers Service.

Join us

Oxford’s Faculty of Theology and Religion provides a stimulating environment of intellectual excitement. We would welcome high achievers with intellectual curiosity and an open mind to join our vibrant graduate community. Come along to one of our open days, or apply today.    

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