BA Theology, Religion and Applied Psychology


This Combined Honours course in Theology, Religion and Applied Psychology offers students a thorough grounding in the beliefs and practices of a wide range of world faiths and religious traditions. It also explores the nature of faith and addresses some of the central questions relating to human behaviour.

Key Facts

UCAS Code: 27YP
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time

Location:
Lampeter
School/Faculty:
Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts
Contact Name:
Faculty Homepage
Contact Email:
fhpadmissions@uwtsd.ac.uk
Language Choice
English  

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The course combines the cognate disciplines of Theology, Religious Studies and Applied Psychology to explore a variety of perspectives on questions about the nature of religion, the nature of faith, and about the full range of human behaviour(s), attitudes and relationships found within communities, societies and cultures.

The course is ideal for students who ask the big questions about the role of religion and faith in relation to questions of human behaviour.

  • Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • Perspectives on Living Religions
  • Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Religion, Culture and Society
  • Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology
  • The Abrahamic Faiths
  • Sects, Self and Society: Alternative Spiritualities in the West
  • Women and Religion
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Hebrew Bible
  • Media and Consumer Psychology
  • Individual Differences, Personality and Intelligence
  • Islam in the West
  • Imagining the Other: Theories of Religion
  • Criminology and Forensic Psychology
  • Sex and Violence: Religion in the Modern World
  • Media, Religion and Society
  • Ethics and Global Justice
  • Psychopathology
  • Word, Cross and Liberation: Aspects of Twentieth Century Theology
  • Satan and his World of Darkness
  • Buddhist
  • Small class sizes
  • A supportive and friendly environment
  • Regular tutorials
  • A multidisciplinary course
  • Various opportunities for study visits

The programme is assessed through a variety of methods, including essays, reviews, exams, presentations, group work, website analysis.

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.

  • Teaching
  • Social work, caring professions
  • Voluntary work
  • Equality and diversity
  • Administrative and management posts

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU: £9,000

International: £14,900

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.