BA Religion and Theology (V600)

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UCAS code V600
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 30

About BA Religion and Theology

Year one provides a solid foundation in religion's complex interaction with the modern world. Subsequent years allow a great deal of flexibility to shape the degree to suit your interests.

In years one and two, you take units covering issues and approaches to the study of world religions and take optional units on various aspects of the Bible, Judaism, Christian history and theology, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Chinese religions. You can also choose to study one of the following languages:

  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Latin
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Sanskrit.

New to our programme is the opportunity, in your second year, to spend half a year studying abroad at a partner university.

In your third year you can take options across a wide range of subjects, or specialise in particular areas. You will also produce a dissertation and have the option of doing field work as appropriate.

Tutors employ a variety of teaching styles, ranging from small group sessions, such as the Symposium in Religion and Theology, to larger lecture units.

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
  • Living Religions
  • Optional units

Second year

  • Symposium in Religion and Theology
  • Approaches to the Study of Religion / Issues in the Study of Religion
  • Optional units

Third year

  • Dissertation / Dissertation with field work or work placement where appropriate
  • Optional units.
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Religion and Theology

Typical offer for BA Religion and Theology - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 overall to include 17 points at Higher level
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 overall to include 16 points at Higher level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (with a relevant Humanities/Social Science focus) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit.
BTEC offer DDD 
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAABB and AH: AB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalentno specific subjects required.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649

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