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Theology (BA)

Theology is one of the broadest subjects you can study at university because theology is a discipline that is supposed to be about everything.

Drawing on the Judeo-Christian traditions, students of theology at UWTSD examine everything from the nature of God and the meaning of life to principles of social justice and the possibility of reconciliation.

Not only will you trace the histories, read the sacred texts, and analyse the logics of the Abrahamic faiths. You will explore different ways of imagining the world and gain a new appreciation for the way that these great theological traditions continue to shape our world today. 


UCAS Codes & Joint Honours Options

Theology (BA)
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Heritage & Theology (BA)
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History & Theology (BA)
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Theology & Philosophy (BA)
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Classical Civilisation & Theology (BA)
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Religion, Theology & Ethics (BA)
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Religion, Theology & Philosophy (BA)
UCAS Code: K219
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Religious Studies & Theology (BA)
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Theology with Education Studies (BA)
UCAS Code: 1QR4
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Theology with Foundation Year (BA)
UCAS Code: LQ63
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Theology, Philosophy & Ethics (BA)
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Religion, Ethics & Applied Psychology (BA)
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Religion, Philosophy & Ethics (BA)
UCAS Code: D2N4
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Tuition Fees 2020/21:
£9,000 (Home/EU)
£11,500 (Overseas)

Why choose this course?

  1. Wide range of modules on relevant topics such as religious authority, the nature of God, or religious conceptions of sex and gender.   
  2. Modules based on lecturers' distinctive research expertise in Christian, Jewish and islamic thought.
  3. Innovative immersive teaching in small groups and one-to-one tutorials.
  4. Space for independent thinking and opportunities to pursue your own interests.
  5. Chance to combine your studies with modules from other humanities subjects.

What you will learn

Course Overview

In the study of Theology, students will be able to examine the major questions of life from the perspective of the Judeo-Christian traditions. This programme enables students to explore the sacred writings of Judaism and Christianity, as well as the teachings, practices and social impact of Christianity, from historical and contemporary perspectives. Students will benefit from staff specialism in biblical studies, church history, systematic theology, and religion in the modern world.

The programme is made up of the following combinations of core, compulsory and optional modules. These might alter a little from year to year owing to staff changes, curriculum development and recommendations following validation. However at level 4 there are 5 compulsory modules, including a cross-Faculty study skills modules completed by all students, and 1 optional modules. At level 5 there are 5 compulsory modules, including a School-specific research methods modules completed by all students, and 1 optional modules. At level 6 all students complete a Dissertation of either 20 or 40 credits in addition to 3 compulsory modules and 2 optional ones.


Possible modules include:

  • Abrahamic Faiths
  • Asian Religious Traditions
  • Chinese Religion and Culture
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Exploring Ritual
  • Hebrew Bible
  • Imagining the Other: Theories of Religion
  • International Study Tour
  • Introduction to Religion, Culture and Society
  • Islam in the West
  • Jesus through Faith and Culture
  • Media, Religion and Society
  • Perspectives on Living Religions
  • Religions in Antiquity
  • Satan and his World of Darkness
  • Sects, Self and Society
  • Sex and Violence: Religion in the Modern World
  • Women and Religion

The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following type of assessment: essays of 1,000 to 4,000 words in length, document analysis, book/ journal reviews, short reports and reflective journals, time tests, seen and unseen exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wikis, commentaries and film evaluations.

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Key Information

Entry Criteria

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

  • Business
  • Fund-raising, management consultancy, research
  • General administrative and management posts; civil service
  • Heritage (library, archives, museum, tourism)
  • Journalism
  • Law and advocacy 
  • Local Government, community, local politics
  • Politics
  • Postgraduate research 
  • Publishing
  • Race relations, community, social work, caring professions
  • Teaching/ education officer
Additional Costs

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:

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 student decides to do fieldwork): c. £500 - £1,500

Individual trips: c. £5 - £50

Related Courses

Religious Studies (BA)
UCAS Code: RV60

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