BA Theology and Sociology (VL63)

2016 entry

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UCAS code VL63
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applications for 2014/15 22
Number of places for 2016/17 2

About BA Theology and Sociology

Our Joint Honours degree in theology and sociology allows you to focus on the place of religion in society, both in the present and in the past.

You will acquire a solid foundation in several religious traditions and in sociology, including issues of ethnicity, the sociology of religion and multiculturalism.

You will also have the opportunity to spend half a year studying abroad at a partner university.

More about Religion and Theology

Find out more about studying Religion and Theology at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Symposium in Religion and Theology
  • Approaches to the Study of Religion / Issues in the Study of Religion
  • Optional units from religion and theology
  • Thinking Sociologically
  • Two Sociology units from:
    • Key Social Thinkers
    • Social Identities and Divisions
    • Doing Social Research

Second year

  • Approaches to the Study of Religion / Issues in the Study of Religion
  • Optional units from religion and theology
  • Conceptualising the Social or Investigating the Social
  • A free choice of two second year Sociology units

Note: If you wish to take the Sociology dissertation in your final year you must take 'Investigating the Social' as one of your options.

Third year

  • Three units from a broad selection of optional units in religion and theology (including Religion and theology dissertation)
  • Three Sociology units from the specialist units available  (you may choose to substitute two units with a sociology dissertation)
Further details about the course structure for Theology
Further details about the course structure for Sociology

Typical offer for BA Theology and Sociology

(including international A-levels)
(including international A-levels)
(contextual offer)
IB Diploma 34 overall to include 17 points at Higher level
IB Diploma
(contextual offer)
32 overall to include 16 points at Higher level
Cambridge Pre-URequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
AccessPass Access to HE Diploma (with a relevant Humanities/Social Science focus) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Distinctions may be required in specific units.
BTEC DDD Distinctions may be may requested in particular units.
Welsh BaccRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
EB80% overall
International qualificationsQualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
English language requirements Profile B
Further information about English language requirements
Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:no specific subjects required.

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