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Theology & Religious Studies

UCAS Code: 8D12 Duration: 3 years

Overview

We live in an increasingly interconnected and fast-moving world.  Ideas and people are on the move – and the ability to understand the perspectives of others, to learn from them, and to enter into conversation with them is essential for the future. The single Honours Degree in Theology and Religious Studies is designed to help you to be at the cutting edge of that dialogue. The programme combines the study of Christian theology with an exploration of several other major World Religions, and places particular emphasis on the possibilities – and limits – for dialogue between the religions, with particular emphasis on practical issues such as ethics. The degree, therefore, takes you to the very heart of some of the major issues that are faced by our Age.

Why choose this subject?

  • You will be taught by internationally renowned researchers who are world leading experts in their fields of expertise.
  • In the last national Research Assessment Exercise the Department's work included that which was ranked as 'world leading'.
  • In a recent National Student Survey students in the Department returned a 100% satisfaction rating. 
  • Our library provision in theology and religion includes a collection of over 100,000 volumes. 
  • We are a growing Department with four new members of staff having recently been appointed. 
  • In addition to our core teaching staff, we have a number of visiting professors of international renown.
  • 100% of this Unit’s Impact is at internationally recognised level.  79.7% of this Unit’s research outputs were rated as at least internationally recognised with 9% of the research activity world-leading. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below. 

Theology & Religious Studies 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Theology & Religious Studies at Liverpool Hope in our Theology and Religious Studies Subject Guide.

Curriculum

The courses and topics available to study include:

Year 1
  • Christianity to 1453
  • Introduction to World Christianity
  • Approaches to the Study of Religion
  • Judaic, Islamic and Indic Traditions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism)
Year 2
  • The Reformation Era
  • Christianity Encounters the Modern World (1700-1900)
  • Explorations in Indic traditions
  • Contemporary Religious Ethics
Year 3
  • Advanced studies in two of the following: Systematic Theology, Contextual Theology, Christian Spirituality, Pastoral Theology
  • Advanced Studies in Inter-Religious Dialogue
  • Advanced Studies in either Judaism and Islam or Indic Traditions
  • Dissertation

You may also be interested in...

Christian Theology

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

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Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit or above

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.
UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:
  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Theology & Religious Studies is a BA Single Honours course, UCAS code 8D12.

Employability

The study of 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 Theology 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 BA in Theology and Religious Studies may provide you with the comprehensive education required to follow a religious vocation and/or prepare you for postgraduate study in Theology.

Overview

We live in an increasingly interconnected and fast-moving world.  Ideas and people are on the move – and the ability to understand the perspectives of others, to learn from them, and to enter into conversation with them is essential for the future. The single Honours Degree in Theology and Religious Studies is designed to help you to be at the cutting edge of that dialogue. The programme combines the study of Christian theology with an exploration of several other major World Religions, and places particular emphasis on the possibilities – and limits – for dialogue between the religions, with particular emphasis on practical issues such as ethics. The degree, therefore, takes you to the very heart of some of the major issues that are faced by our Age.

Why choose this subject?

  • You will be taught by internationally renowned researchers who are world leading experts in their fields of expertise.
  • In the last national Research Assessment Exercise the Department's work included that which was ranked as 'world leading'.
  • In a recent National Student Survey students in the Department returned a 100% satisfaction rating. 
  • Our library provision in theology and religion includes a collection of over 100,000 volumes. 
  • We are a growing Department with four new members of staff having recently been appointed. 
  • In addition to our core teaching staff, we have a number of visiting professors of international renown.
  • 100% of this Unit’s Impact is at internationally recognised level.  79.7% of this Unit’s research outputs were rated as at least internationally recognised with 9% of the research activity world-leading. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below. 

Theology & Religious Studies 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

 

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Theology & Religious Studies at Liverpool Hope in our Theology and Religious Studies Subject Guide.

Curriculum

The courses and topics available to study include:

Year 1
  • Christianity to 1453
  • Introduction to World Christianity
  • Approaches to the Study of Religion
  • Judaic, Islamic and Indic Traditions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism)
Year 2
  • The Reformation Era
  • Christianity Encounters the Modern World (1700-1900)
  • Explorations in Indic traditions
  • Contemporary Religious Ethics
Year 3
  • Advanced studies in two of the following: Systematic Theology, Contextual Theology, Christian Spirituality, Pastoral Theology
  • Advanced Studies in Inter-Religious Dialogue
  • Advanced Studies in either Judaism and Islam or Indic Traditions
  • Dissertation

You may also be interested in...

Christian Theology

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

World Religions

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit or above

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.
UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:
  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Theology & Religious Studies is a BA Single Honours course, UCAS code 8D12.

Employability

The study of 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 Theology 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 BA in Theology and Religious Studies may provide you with the comprehensive education required to follow a religious vocation and/or prepare you for postgraduate study in Theology.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Department: Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religion