Theology & Religious Studies

Religion has been a cornerstone of human societies and cultures for millennia, and this course is designed to introduce students to the scholarly study of religion and religious texts. Students will be introduced to key dimensions of the Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Texts from the Christian Bible will be analysed, and their historical impact assessed. Students will study the relationship between religion and ethics, with case studies drawn from within and outside Abrahamic traditions. We will also introduce students to the philosophy of religion, which uses rational argument to investigate religious claims, while trying to answer perennial questions about the origins and meaning of our existence. The critical skills developed on this course make it an excellent foundation for the academic study of subjects across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Key facts

  • Cost: £290
  • Credits: 20