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World Religions

Duration: 3 years

Overview

* From 2018 entry onwards, World Religions will change to Religious Studies.

Our provision in World Religions is one which equips students with a thorough appreciation of the variety of the major religions throughout the world. Through your studies you will analyse and contextualise the theology behind key religions to appreciate their history and their relevance to the social and political landscape. We have particular strengths in Islam, Buddhism and Judaism and are able to offer opportunities also in Hindusim and Sikhism. All of our teaching is research-informed and we operate within the supportive environment of the wider department, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the unique ecumenical foundation of Liverpool Hope University.  

A particular feature of our provision is that you will be taught by highly-qualified academics, all of whom have a PhD in the area, who are both active and published researchers and committed teachers. What this means is that your studies will be informed and enriched by the strong research focus in the Department and also by the best pedagogical practice. We work hard to provide top-quality educational opportunities for all our students and the Department has recently invested heavily in new staff and learning resources; combined library holdings in Theology and Religion are now in excess of 100,000 volumes.  

 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.
  • If you are considering undertaking a BA(QTS) degree, the study of the world's religions makes an ideal specialist subject.
  • You are able to combine the study of world religions with a number of other subjects both within and external to the Department; many will find the  combination 'world religions and Christian theology' a particularly attractive option.
  • 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)

Subject Guides

Read more about studying World Religions at Liverpool Hope in our World Religions Subject Guides.

World Religions Subject Guide 2017

  

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

Curriculum

The courses and topics available to study include:

  • Foundations in the Study of Religious Traditions
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Sikhism
  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Islam.

You may also be interested in...

Christian Theology

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

Theology

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma 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.
 
 

2018 Entry Requirements

From 2018 entry onwards, World Religions will change name to Religious Studies. 

The offer level for 2018 entry will be between 136 - 104 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. 

A level

BTEC

Tariff

Mix of Level 3 qualifications

Access

Irish Leaving Certificate

ABB

DDD

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points from 45 Level 3 units

128 points from Highers

BBB

DDM

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points from 45 Level 3 units

120 points from Highers

BBC

DMM

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points from 45 Level 3 units

112 points from Highers

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

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

World Religions (2017 entry) is a combined honours course and can be studied in combination with the following subjects. All of the combinations result in a BA Hons degree.

World Religions and Christian Theology UCAS code VV62
World Religions and Early Childhood UCAS code LL95
World Religions and Education UCAS code XV63
World Religions and English Language UCAS code QV31
World Religions and Film & Visual Culture  UCAS code F467
World Religions and Media & Communication UCAS code PV63
World Religions and Philosophy & Ethics UCAS code VV5P
World Religions and Politics UCAS code LV2P
World Religions and Psychology UCAS code CV68
World Religions and Social Policy UCAS code LV64
World Religions and Sociology UCAS code LV52

 

From 2018 entry onwards, World Religions will change name to Religious Studies. BA Religious Studies will be available as a combined honours course with the following combinations:

Religious Studies and Christian Theology UCAS code VV62
Religious Studies and Early Childhood UCAS code LL95
Religious Studies and Education UCAS code XV63
Religious Studies and English Language UCAS code QV31
Religious Studies and Film & Visual Culture  UCAS code F467
Religious Studies and Media & Communication UCAS code PV63
Religious Studies and Philosophy & Ethics UCAS code VV5P
Religious Studies and Politics UCAS code LV2P
Religious Studies and Psychology UCAS code CV68
Religious Studies and Social Policy UCAS code LV64
Religious Studies and Sociology UCAS code LV52

Employability

World Religions equips you to enter a range of careers. It prepares you to go on to become a religious education teacher at a primary or secondary level through the study of a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), which is offered at Liverpool Hope University.

The interaction between different religions in the global arena and the complex social and political implications mean that you will be equipped with the knowledge to take forward a career in areas such as politics, media, international relations and social work.

Many students also undertake further studies. In addition to the PCGE, there is the opportunity to undertake a range of Master programmes at Liverpool Hope in Theology and Religious Studies, including Religious Education.

Overview

* From 2018 entry onwards, World Religions will change to Religious Studies.

Our provision in World Religions is one which equips students with a thorough appreciation of the variety of the major religions throughout the world. Through your studies you will analyse and contextualise the theology behind key religions to appreciate their history and their relevance to the social and political landscape. We have particular strengths in Islam, Buddhism and Judaism and are able to offer opportunities also in Hindusim and Sikhism. All of our teaching is research-informed and we operate within the supportive environment of the wider department, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the unique ecumenical foundation of Liverpool Hope University.  

A particular feature of our provision is that you will be taught by highly-qualified academics, all of whom have a PhD in the area, who are both active and published researchers and committed teachers. What this means is that your studies will be informed and enriched by the strong research focus in the Department and also by the best pedagogical practice. We work hard to provide top-quality educational opportunities for all our students and the Department has recently invested heavily in new staff and learning resources; combined library holdings in Theology and Religion are now in excess of 100,000 volumes.  

 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.
  • If you are considering undertaking a BA(QTS) degree, the study of the world's religions makes an ideal specialist subject.
  • You are able to combine the study of world religions with a number of other subjects both within and external to the Department; many will find the  combination 'world religions and Christian theology' a particularly attractive option.
  • 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)

Subject Guides

Read more about studying World Religions at Liverpool Hope in our World Religions Subject Guides.

World Religions Subject Guide 2017

  

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

Curriculum

The courses and topics available to study include:

  • Foundations in the Study of Religious Traditions
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism
  • Sikhism
  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Islam.

You may also be interested in...

Christian Theology

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

Theology

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma 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.
 
 

2018 Entry Requirements

From 2018 entry onwards, World Religions will change name to Religious Studies. 

The offer level for 2018 entry will be between 136 - 104 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. 

A level

BTEC

Tariff

Mix of Level 3 qualifications

Access

Irish Leaving Certificate

ABB

DDD

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points from 45 Level 3 units

128 points from Highers

BBB

DDM

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points from 45 Level 3 units

120 points from Highers

BBC

DMM

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points from 45 Level 3 units

112 points from Highers

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

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

World Religions (2017 entry) is a combined honours course and can be studied in combination with the following subjects. All of the combinations result in a BA Hons degree.

World Religions and Christian Theology UCAS code VV62
World Religions and Early Childhood UCAS code LL95
World Religions and Education UCAS code XV63
World Religions and English Language UCAS code QV31
World Religions and Film & Visual Culture  UCAS code F467
World Religions and Media & Communication UCAS code PV63
World Religions and Philosophy & Ethics UCAS code VV5P
World Religions and Politics UCAS code LV2P
World Religions and Psychology UCAS code CV68
World Religions and Social Policy UCAS code LV64
World Religions and Sociology UCAS code LV52

 

From 2018 entry onwards, World Religions will change name to Religious Studies. BA Religious Studies will be available as a combined honours course with the following combinations:

Religious Studies and Christian Theology UCAS code VV62
Religious Studies and Early Childhood UCAS code LL95
Religious Studies and Education UCAS code XV63
Religious Studies and English Language UCAS code QV31
Religious Studies and Film & Visual Culture  UCAS code F467
Religious Studies and Media & Communication UCAS code PV63
Religious Studies and Philosophy & Ethics UCAS code VV5P
Religious Studies and Politics UCAS code LV2P
Religious Studies and Psychology UCAS code CV68
Religious Studies and Social Policy UCAS code LV64
Religious Studies and Sociology UCAS code LV52

Employability

World Religions equips you to enter a range of careers. It prepares you to go on to become a religious education teacher at a primary or secondary level through the study of a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), which is offered at Liverpool Hope University.

The interaction between different religions in the global arena and the complex social and political implications mean that you will be equipped with the knowledge to take forward a career in areas such as politics, media, international relations and social work.

Many students also undertake further studies. In addition to the PCGE, there is the opportunity to undertake a range of Master programmes at Liverpool Hope in Theology and Religious Studies, including Religious Education.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Department: Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religion

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