School of Divinity

History of Christianity

Engage deeply with the Christian past - whether your interests lie in centuries long ago, or the near present.

Research profile

If you would like to undertake research in the History of Christianity, you will find excellent specialist supervision and library resources. Areas of particular research strength are patristics and early Christian history; the reformation in Britain and on the continent; puritanism; the history of British and European Christianity from the 18th century; and the history of Christian missions, especially in Africa, from the 18th century.

Choose your research programme

You can choose from three research programmes: two Masters programmes and the PhD.


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Scholarships and funding

Scholarships are awarded on academic merit.

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