This interdisciplinary programme draws on the Department's wide-ranging expertise in both religious studies and theology. Death, that universal inescapable reality, is understood differently by different cultures and religious traditions, and those understandings are played out in different rituals. A highly popular course, it even has its own Facebook page, and its aims form the basis for the 'Death Days', annual conferences about death, dying and bereavement.
This programme offers a wide-ranging study of Orthodox Christian tradition and practice, including theology, history, ecclesiology, tradition, liturgy and art. It draws on a variety of academic disciplines and discourses to enable students to reflect critically on the entirety of Orthodox faith, tradition and practice.
The MTh Religion, Ethics and Society focusses on the engagement of religious and theological traditions with contemporary society, culture and politics. It is ideal for graduates who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in theology and religious studies, professionals such as teachers, ministers and religious leaders seeking a course of advanced professional development, and those hoping to move on to MPhil/PhD research.
The Department welcomes enquiries about enrolling in MPhil/PhD degrees, and we also offer a Professional Doctorate in Theology and Practice.
Facilities and Training
Full-time research students have their own office space and the same library borrowing and IT rights as members of staff, while part-time research students have the same IT and library access as full-time students, but have access to shared office space. Research students also benefit from generic research skills training classes together with students from all other University research centres. We hold regular research seminars for our graduate students, and Winchester research students organise their own seminar series as well.
For information on areas of supervision and individual supervisors, visit the TRS Research Supervisors page.
Current research students
We currently have the largest cohort of research students in the University. For information on the broad range of topics our research students are working on, visit the Current Postgraduate Research Students page.