Access to Higher Education: Theology and Religious Studies ADED11421E

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The course provides an introduction to the academic study of Theology and Religious Studies, focusing on key skills and ideas essential to Level 1 courses in the College of Arts.


Blocks 1 & 2

2 hours per week for 22 weeks

Access courses are available at different days and times throughout the week. For timetable details, please see our 'Access to Higher Education' web pages University of Glasgow - Study - Short courses - Access courses

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Two essays (each 1500 words): 40% each

One source analysis (500 words): 20% 

Course Aims

To introduce students to the discipline of Theology and Religious Studies and to enable them to develop academic literacies necessary for Level 1 undergraduate study in the College of Arts.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students should be able to:

■ Identify key themes in Theology and Religious Studies and discuss them in their appropriate academic context with reference to current theory and practice.

■ Analyse primary and secondary source materials and cite them appropriately

■ Communicate Theology and Religious Studies theories and concepts in a logical and effective manner, correctly using key terminology of this field of study, as required for University Level 1 courses.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.