Distance Learning

Research degrees by distance learning
The Research Degree by Distance Learning scheme allows candidates to enrol for a URD research degree for which a substantial period of study takes place away from the University research environment found on-campus. The entry requirements, amount of work required and academic quality and expectations are the same as for PhD students studying in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
A PhD course is normally carried out over four years, although it may take more time in certain circumstances. The major commitment of time will be to individual study and research. As a student on this course you will have an identified supervisor who is interested in your research ideas and can closely monitor and advise on your research.
It is expected that the distance-learning student will have appropriate local support for the whole duration of their study away from the URD, to provide necessary access to resources such as library, archives, computers, virtual learning environments and any other facilities required by the area of research.
All formal intermediate and final assessments requiring the presentation of written work and a defence by viva voce will normally take place at the URD. Researchers studying by Distance Learning who are without a right to reside and study in the IRI will need to comply with the University and IRI Visas and Immigration Service requirements for obtaining an appropriate visa when planning visits to Iran.
Find out more about URD Research degree Programmes by distance learning and apply.

1 Shiite Studies
Faculty of Shiite Studies
2 History of Twelver Shiism
Faculty of Shiite Studies
3 Sufism and Islamic Mysticism
Faculty of Mysticism
4 Islamic Mysticism and Imam Khomeini’s Thoughts
Faculty of Mysticism
5 Islamic Theology (Transcendental Philosophy)
Faculty of Islamic Denominations
6 Islamic Theological Denominations
Faculty of Islamic Denominations
7 Islamic Denominations and Proximity
Faculty of Islamic Denominations
8 Comparative study of Jurisprudential Denominations
Faculty of Islamic Denominations
9 Wahhabism
Faculty of Islamic Denominations
10 Christian Theology
Faculty of Religions
11 Non-Abrahamic Religions (Persian Religions)
Faculty of Religions
12 Wisdom of Religious Arts
Faculty of Religions
13 Women’s Studies
Faculty of Women’s Studies
14 Philosophy of Religious Arts
Faculty of Religions
15 Study of Religion
Faculty of Religions