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URD's Graduate Courses

Published: 2017/04/05    

Introducing URD’s graduate courses

URD’s approach to graduate study emphasises your ability to work independently, while supported by a world-class academic community.


About our courses

URD offers more than 15 graduate courses in the field of religions and denominations, with courses opening in new areas every year. This includes taught and research courses available for full-time and part-time study at PhD degree level.

Each graduate course has a dedicated course page on our website, which will provide you with detailed information about the course and how to apply for it. You can browse our graduate courses A to Z or by department.

As a graduate student you'll belong to a department or faculty – a thriving academic community working to advance knowledge in a particular field. Your department or faculty will provide your teaching and supervision, as well as extensive, specialist resources to support your studies. Our departments often collaborate on joint courses and interdisciplinary research projects.

Every graduate student at URD is given an academic supervisor. Throughout your course, you'll receive personalised support and guidance from an expert in your field, helping to guide your programme of study or research.


Residence requirements

Students enrolled on full-time courses are subject to the University's residence requirements. Students studying for part-time courses are exempt from these residence requirements.


You can find more information on graduate courses and how to apply at

You can find more information on PhD research degrees by distance learning and how to apply at


Online Short Courses
Online short courses are structured as 10 weekly online meetings which take place in a virtual learning environment. Study whenever it suits you, from anywhere in the world. Class sizes are capped at 32 students to maximise interaction between you and your classmates and tutor. You can find more information on URD Online Short Courses and how to apply at


The University of Religions & Denominations, the first of its kind in Iran, is an offshoot of the Islamic Seminary established to train experts and conduct research in these very fields. While striving to introduce Islam in the light of the teachings of the Holy Prophet’s Household ... more


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