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?
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.
World Religions 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 Education||UCAS code XV63|
|World Religions and Early Childhood||UCAS code TBC|
|World Religions and English Language||UCAS code QV31|
|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|
World Religions can also be studies as a specialist subject for a degree in Primary Teaching with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), UCAS code XV1P
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.