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Study Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion at Cambridge

Welcome from the Head of the Faculty of Divinity

Ian A. McFarland

I came to Cambridge as a teacher because I could imagine no better place to pursue the study of Theology, Religion, and the Philosophy of Religion, and it is my aspiration that every student who comes here should feel the same.

Many universities provide the opportunity to pursue a degree in religion, but at Cambridge we seek to provide an environment where you can both delve deeply into particular religious traditions and explore connections between and even outside them. Studying theology and religion here allows you to engage a wide range of subjects, including philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, anthropology, history, literature, the study of the Bible and the Qur'an – and much else besides.

I hope you will visit us to learn more about all we have to offer for your university degree. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions about studying here.

Ian A. McFarland
Regius Professor of Divinity




Postgraduate Open Day

For anyone interested in applying for PhD or MPhil courses there will be Postgraduate Open Day on 3rd November 2017.  Please do come along.

The Faculty will hold the following sessions for applicants on the day:

M.Phil. Session - Information about the course and applying 2.30 to 3.30 Runcie Room
Ph.D. Session - Information about the degree and applying 3.30 to 4.30 Runcie Room
Coffee - Chance to meet and talk to current students 3.15 to 3.45 Selwyn Room