BA Religion, Theology and Philosophy


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

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Key Facts

UCAS Code: K219
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
3 years
Start Date: September

Tuition Fees for 2018/19:
£9000 (Home/EU students)
£11000 (Overseas students)
Scholarships and Bursaries

Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts
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The course combines the cognate disciplines of Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy to explore a variety of perspectives on questions about human existence, as well the nature of religion and the role of faith in society.

The course is ideal for students who ask the big questions about the nature of existence and knowledge and the role of religion in our lives.

  • Knowledge and Reality: An Introduction to Metaphysics and Epistemology
  • Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Perspectives on Living Religions
  • Religion, Culture and Society
  • Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • Ethics
  • The Self
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Hebrew Bible
  • Sects, Self and Society: Alternative Spiritualities in the West
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Islam in the West
  • Imagining the Other: Theories of Religion
  • Word, Cross and Liberation: Aspects of Twentieth Century Theology
  • Sex and Violence: Religion in the Modern World
  • Media, Religion and Society
  • Ethics and Global Justice
  • Contemporary Analytic Philosophy
  • Phenomenology and Existentialism
  • Story and History: The Narrative of Luke-Acts
  • Satan and his World of Darkness
  • Buddhist Philosophy
  • Contemporary Metaphysics
  • Small class sizes
  • A supportive and friendly environment
  • Regular tutorials
  • A multidisciplinary course

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
  • Journalism
  • Law and advocacy
  • Administrative and management posts

UK/EU Tuition Fees

Visit our UK/EU Tuition Fees section to find out more.

Overseas Tuition Fees

Visit our Overseas Fees section to find out more.

Bursaries and Scholarships

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.

There is an optional field trip 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. 

For any students considering studying BA Religion, Theology and Philosophy 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.