Hear from one of our tutors about studying Christian Theology at Liverpool Hope.
Liverpool Hope has a particular strength in core Christian Theology, which is centred upon research and teaching in the historical, biblical, political and philosophical dimensions of the subject. Within the Department we have internationally renowned scholars, who are all published experts in their own particular fields of expertise. Christian Theology at Hope enjoys the extremely supportive environment of the wider Faculty and Arts and Humanities within the ecumenical foundation of the University as a whole. Our library collections in theology and religion are superb, amounting to well over 100,000 volumes in total, and we are investing significantly in enhancing this even further, particularly with electronic resources.
At Hope, Christian Theology is taught by accomplished academics, all qualified to doctoral level, who bring an enthusiasm for the subject to their work and a commitment to Christian Theology as a progressive academic discipline in its own right. By exploring the textual, historical, political and philosophical aspects of theology, our provision in this area, a full one-half of a joint honours degree, provides you with a holistic and in-depth appreciation of the subject.
Please note: Christian Theology may be taken as one half of a joint honours degree and combined with a wide range of other subjects either within or external to the Department. In addition the Department also has a single honours degree in theology more broadly. This provides the opportunity for the study of the biblical texts in depth, including the 'from-scratch' study of Biblical Greek and the acquisition of core skills in biblical Hebrew.
Why choose this subject?
The courses and topics available to study include:
The standard offer level is a minimum of 300 UCAS points, including a minimum of two A/A2 levels or equivalent.
Christian Theology is a combined honours subject. It can be studied with the following subjects. All course combinations result in a BA Hons degree.
|Christian Theology and Biblical Studies||UCAS code V900|
|Christian Theology and Childhood & Youth||UCAS code LV96|
|Christian Theology and Education||UCAS code VX61|
|Christian Theology and English Literature||UCAS code VQ36|
|Christian Theology and History||UCAS code VV61|
|Christian Theology and Law||UCAS code VM61|
|Christian Theology and Media & Communication||UCAS code VP6H|
|Christian Theology and Philosophy & Ethics||UCAS code VV6N|
|Christian Theology and Politics||UCAS code VL26|
|Christian Theology and Psychology||UCAS code VC68|
|Christian Theology and Social Policy||UCAS code VL64|
|Christian Theology and Special Educational Needs||UCAS code VX64|
|Christian Theology and World Religions||UCAS code VV62|
It is also available to study with Primary Teaching Honours degree (BA QTS), UCAS code XV61.
The study of Christian theology develops highly-transferable skills of critical thinking, analysis and debate; it also promotes reflective engagement with contemporary ethical, social, political, religious and cultural issues. These subject knowledge and transferable skills will help prepare you for a career in a variety of professions and employers and graduates in this area often find that the subject provides an excellent foundation for the development of a career in such areas as journalism, law, charity work, healthcare, counselling and psychotherapy. More particularly the study of Christian Theology may provide you with the comprehensive education required to follow a religious vocation and/or prepare you for postgraduate study in Theology or a cognate subject.