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New Undergraduate Programme in Religion & Theology

21 November 2013

20 November 2013 This Autumn has seen the launch of the Department’s new Single Honours programme in Religion & Theology. The new programme continues 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 also all feature.

Exciting New Single Honours Programme Gets Under Way!

This Autumn has seen the launch of the Department’s new Single Honours programme in Religion & Theology (V600).

Building on the strengths of its old Theology & Religious Studies degree, which has now ceased to operate, the new programme continues 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 also all feature.  More generally, students are 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 takes a variety of forms, including not just traditional lectures but also small-group work, especially the ever-popular Symposium which has now been extended to the second year as well as the first year.  And third years continue to finish their programme by writing a dissertation supervised by a member of staff on a research topic of special interest to the student.

The Department is a friendly place, and this innovative new programme offers 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.

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