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New Single Honours Programme in Religion & Theology

7 November 2012

The Department is pleased to announce the launch of its innovative new Single Honours programme in Religion & Theology from September 2013.

The Department is pleased to announce the launch of its innovative new Single Honours programme in Religion & Theology (V600) from September 2013.  Building on the strengths of its old Theology & Religious Studies programme, which will cease to operate, the new programme will continue to offer ample opportunities to study the Bible, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism. But in addition, aspects of Islam, the Philosophy of Religion, and Chinese religions will feature.  And more generally, students will be encouraged to think critically about the nature of religion, the complex interactions of religion with the modern world, and key themes pertaining to living religious traditions (e.g. ethics, mysticism, sex, and politics).  

Teaching will take a variety of forms, including not just traditional lectures but also small-group work, especially the ever-popular Symposium which will now be extended to the second year as well as the first year.  And third years will continue to finish their programme by writing a dissertation supervised by a member of staff on a research topic of interest to the student.

The Department is a friendly place and this exciting new programme will offer students the ideal means to engage with the academic study of religion in ways that reflect the complex and challenging realities of the modern world.

 

Further information:

Structure of the new programme in Religion & Theology (V600) (powerpoint 368 kb)

Prospectus entry for the new programme in Theology & Religion (V600) (pdf 88 kb)

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