Our Bible and Theology degree explores the spiritual and written traditions of Judaism and Christianity. It offers students the chance to learn about the histories of the Christian and Jewish faiths and to explore their inner logics by studying sacred texts.
Modules within the programme examine different ways of imagining the world within Judeo Christian traditions, and focus on the teachings and practices of different denominations. In doing so, the programme looks to situate Judaism and Christian traditions within contemporary social, political and spiritual debates.
Studying the programme will provide you with a range of methodological and analytical frameworks for the study of the Bible and theology. It will enable you to engage critically and analytically with a range of biblical texts. You will become familiar with academic discussion and debate on the study of key themes arising from contemporary theology.
Research interests of staff will be used to inform and enhance your learning experience. Students on this course are encouraged to become independent-minded, self-reflective and creative individuals.
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.
You will develop powers of analysis, logical thought and argument within a supportive and encouraging environment. It will be these skills of communication, understanding, analysis and self-management that provide you with a passport into employment. Types of employment could include museum and archive work, journalism, law, banking, local politics, all types of administrative work, marketing and advertising, and teaching.
The Faculty has estimated on the assumption that students buy new copies of the books. Students may also choose to spend money on printing drafts of work.
Students may spend up to £300 per year on books and additional related materials.
Students are expected to submit 2 hard copies of their final project, the estimated cost for binding these is £20.
Optional Field trip:
The faculty works to ensure that there are a range of fieldwork and field trip options available both locally and internationally. Thus students can opt to take either more expensive or less expensive placements. The Faculty subsidises these but the cost each year is dependent on airfare, location, and currency exchange rates. Below are the upper end of expected costs based on where students have currently done placements.
Fieldwork (depending on where the student decides to do fieldwork): c. £500 - £1,500
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 our Bursaries and Scholarships section.