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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. 

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  • Wide range of modules on relevant topics such as religious authority, the nature of God, or religious conceptions of sex and gender.   

  • Modules based on lecturers' distinctive research expertise in Christian, Jewish and Islamic thought. 

  • Innovative immersive teaching in small groups and one-to-one tutorials.

  • Space for independent thinking and opportunities to pursue your own interests.

  • Chance to combine your studies with modules from other humanities subjects.

Take a Different Approach to Your Studies and Take a Pathway

We offer a range of pathways that give students the opportunity to diversify their studies in the following subjects alongside this degree programme:

Politics PathwayEconomics Pathway

Ecology Pathway | International Development Pathway

Theology students are also encouraged to take modules in other subject areas, including Religious StudiesPhilosophyMedieval StudiesEnglishChinese Studies, International Development and Global PoliticsAnthropology, Heritage Studies and Archaeology.

Key Facts

UCAS Code: 4Y5K
UCAS Code (Foundation): THF1
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
3 years

Scholarships and Bursaries

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Possible modules include:

  • Perspectives on Living Religions
  • Abrahamic Faiths
  • Asian Religious Traditions
  • Introduction to Religion, Culture and Society
  • International Study Tour
  • Women and Religion
  • Islam in the West
  • Sects, Self and Society
  • Chinese Religion and Culture
  • Imagining the Other: Theories of Religion
  • Jesus through Faith and Culture
  • Exploring Ritual
  • Sex and Violence: Religion in the Modern World
  • Satan and his World of Darkness
  • Religions in Antiquity
  • Media, Religion and Society
  • Hebrew Bible
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Small classes with interactive learning
  • Opportunity to construct your own degree scheme based on your favourite subjects
  • Training in research methods
  • Use of local record office and museum resources
  • A wide range of modules
  • Dynamic classes exploring real-world issues
  • Transferable interpersonal skills
  • Opportunity to develop independent research projects
  • Opportunities to study abroad and to undertake volunteer work
  • Taught by tutors who research and publish in their chosen fields
  • Field trips and visits
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to study and understanding of the past

The School uses a wide range of assessment methods so that students develop a variety of skills that will stand them in good stead in the professional world. In addition to traditional essay assessments, the School uses portfolios, book reviews, textual analyses, individual and group presentations as well as examinations.

For instance, on the School’s popular study tours to religious sites, students are able to submit a learning journal of their experiences. Other modules require students to work together in groups, make presentations and creatively explore the interface between religion and the contemporary world.

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.

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

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.

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 fieldtrip options available both locally and internationally. The Faculty subsidises these trips 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.

Individual trips: c. £5-£50

Fieldtrip module: c. £500-£700

Visiting the University

For any students considering studying BA Theology 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.