BA Theology with Education Studies
Theology with Education Studies is a programme designed to allow students to indulge their passion for Theology with its focus on faith, spirituality and Christainity , with various aspects of Education and Teaching to provide those interested in teaching as a career with invaluable insights and understanding of the profession.
The programme in Theology offers students a unique opportunity to investigate the great religious traditions of the world (Christianity , Judaism and Islam, as well as many others) and explore the way in which religion has impacted upon societies and cultures around them.
The discipline explores a range of ideas and concepts that help unlock the various understandings, interpretations and comparisons within the holy books and texts of the great religions of the world, with Students benefitting from this rich academic and intellectual fusion.
The Education part of the degree comprises of two modules of study per year over all three years of your degree. Typical modules within the education part of the degree will cover a range of themes from the historical development of education, learning cultures and approaches to learning, the philosophy of learning and education, and the legal frameworks within which education operates today. In addition during the second year of study students will undertake a 20-credit teaching observation in a local school. In their third year they will undertake a 40 credits dissertation that combines elements of their Education Studies with their chosen Humanities subject.
- Historical & Contemporary Issues in Education,
- Learning, Knowledge and Education
- Archives and Museum study
- Culture, Identity and Education.
- Lifelong Learning and Continuing Development
- Practical Placement
- Introduction to Christian Theology
- Abrahamic Faiths
- Christianity in History
- Introduction to Biblical Studies
- Religion, Culture and Society
- International Study Tour
- Perspectives on Living Traditions
- Hebrew Bible
- Christian Doctrine
- Jesus through Faith and Culture
- Images of the End
- Women and Religion
- Story and History: The Narrative of Luke-Acts
- Word, Cross and Liberation: Aspects of Twentieth Century Theology
- Sex and Violence: Religion in the Modern World
- Satan and his World of Darkness
- Media, Religion and Society
- An observation Placement in a School or museum at level 5 with the option to do another at level 6
- Committed staff with a wide range of scholarly and creative publications who are experienced in teaching students from a wide range of backgrounds.
- Interview arranged with PGCE course.
- Research active, published staff with expertise in a wide range of topics
- Small group and seminar discussion
- Regular trips, conferences, and events
- Excellent facilities for field trips and engagement with locality
- Small classes with interactive learning
- The opportunity to develop your own research project
- Excellent support network
Assessment methods for the course draw upon a range of different forms and approaches that include a variety of written formats from essays (ranging from 1500 words up to 3500 words in length), book reviews, literature surveys, short 1000 word analyses, reflective journals, document analysis, palaeographic work, oral presentations delivered both in a group and individually, and both seen and unseen examinations. In addition to summative assessments the programme also undertakes a range of formative assessments that may include one or more of the following: peer assessed work, group presentations, journals, internet searches, document analysis, and bibliographic exercises.
Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.
- Social and voluntary work
- Heritage, Museum and Archive work
- Writing & Publishing
- Journalism and IT
- Voluntary work
- Business and Marketing
Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:
Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.
You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our Student Finance pages.
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's Bursaries and Scholarships page
There is an optional fieldtrip connected to a module for second and third year students to visit religious sites first hand. The Faculty subsidises this trip but the cost each year is dependent on airfare, location, and currency exchange rates. The Faculty aims to keep the cost in the range £400-£700.
Visiting the University
For any students considering studying BA Theology with Education Studies at UWTSD it is worthwhile attending a Visit Day or Open Day. You can take a tour of the Lampeter campus, meet some students, and question the lecturers to get a comprehensive understanding of the university and its teaching. To find out more about forthcoming dates visit the Open Day and Visit Day pages.