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anyone every had an interview for theology....can you tell me what to expect..

thanks very much

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hey
was just wondering who else is applying for theology?
and at which college? interview soon, very scared!
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Hi, I'm creating this thread (to be moved into the colleges and courses forum), for anyone holding offers to read theology at Cambridge next year, any current theology students already there, and any prospective theologians who want to know more about the course.

Anyone else out there got an offer for theology 08? I know there were at least a couple of us on this forum...
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Hello hello I'm doing theology at Jesus in October...
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:hello:
good to see there's someone else out there... I'll be at corpus btw, I think I forgot to mention, provided I get the grades of course
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I am reading Theology at Fitzwilliam in October (Grades Permitting!) What options are you guys planning on taking?! What language?
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yeah I've been thinking a bit a the module options (bit premature I know but I like planning ahead ). I'd like to do Hebrew with the Old Testament, but I worry I'll be **** at it, the New Testamet is an area I'm probably more familiar with. I really like the look of the philosophy section, and also the module about relgion in contemporary society. They keep on changing the modules though, so there's probably not much point planning my three years course now! Which were you thinking of doing?
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Yeh pretty much exactly the same!
Gonna take Hebrew, Old Testament, Contemporary Religion, World Religions and Philosophy and Ethics I think although a lot can change in 9 months or so...
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i want to do hebrew AND arabic. i asked at the interview if they would let me do that and they seemed quite pleased that i was interested in the languages side of things.

i like the idea of the philosophy stuff too.

and OT.

I know next to nothing about the new testament!!!

so are you guys religious?
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who's got it all planned out; though I can't really choose between OT with Hebrew or NT and Greek;
I know next to nothing about the OT, so it would kind of be a step in the dark. My mum used to live in Israel, so I'm trying to get her to teach me a bit of Hebrew, but all she can remember is the modern Hebrew word for 'yoghurt', which I don't think will really be much use in translating the OT! As for my own religion, I've had an Anglican background, depsite my mum's family being Jewish, so Christianity would be my focus really.

Have you guys heard of this 'Greek week' thing that all the theologians are supposed to go to? What is this exactly?
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no, i don't know what that is! i will be sure to look it up on wikipedia though!
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wikipedia is the fountain of all knowledge
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Hello! Nice to finally meet some more Theologians! I got an offer from Trinity College after a lovely interview...now just paranoid about missing the grades...

No idea what language to do yet; having done Latin at GCSE I am tempted to take Greek, but if Sanskrit is still on offer (is it?) I may opt for that, being a bit Buddhisty (in interests if not in actual faith subscription).

Did anyone else find that, barring Cambridge, it was really difficult to find unis/courses that required high grades, for more of a focus on comparative religion rather than straight Christian theology? Obviously it's nice that I already have more than enough points for at least two of my offers...actually, I don't know why I'm worried at all, other than the lack of choice when it came to choosing places. I also have offers from Manchester, Cardiff, Bangor and Bristol. Think the latter will be the insurance. Anyone else think the same?
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Hi
to be honest I wasn't really looking for a focus on comparitive religion, (being the narrow minded person I am ), I always wanted the course to be Chrisitianity based, but I did find there were quite a few russel group unis like York and UCL that didn't seem to offer theology at all at undergraduate level.
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(Original post by Galatea)
Hi
to be honest I wasn't really looking for a focus on comparitive religion, (being the narrow minded person I am ), I always wanted the course to be Chrisitianity based, but I did find there were quite a few russel group unis like York and UCL that didn't seem to offer theology at all at undergraduate level.
That's a shamel...York's a lovely place. Where else did you end up applying? x
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(Original post by Galatea)
Hi
to be honest I wasn't really looking for a focus on comparitive religion, (being the narrow minded person I am ), I always wanted the course to be Chrisitianity based, but I did find there were quite a few russel group unis like York and UCL that didn't seem to offer theology at all at undergraduate level.
Well the Oxford course is much more 'Christianity based' than the Cambridge one...
I found that Manchester had the best course after Cambridge, very similar. Is Greek Week for those doing Hebrew too?
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Well the Oxford course is much more 'Christianity based' than the Cambridge one...
I found that Manchester had the best course after Cambridge, very similar. Is Greek Week for those doing Hebrew too?
You're right about Manchester Did you have an interview there? Don't think I'll put it as my insurance though; I've been put off by all the crises we ran into when we visited...
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You're right about Manchester Did you have an interview there? Don't think I'll put it as my insurance though; I've been put off by all the crises we ran into when we visited...
Yeh I had an interview. Not much like the Cambridge one though... What crises? What date was your interview?
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That's a shamel...York's a lovely place. Where else did you end up applying? x
In my sig; Durham, (my probable insurance, if I get a place) St Andrew's, KCL and Edinburgh. I've had a worringly long silence from Durham; got the most unhelpful letter today that was neither an offer or rejection, just saying that they're 'currently reviewing' my application, which was sent four months ago... What about you?

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Well the Oxford course is much more 'Christianity based' than the Cambridge one
I found that Manchester had the best course after Cambridge, very similar. Is Greek Week for those doing Hebrew too
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In fairness I think, for all its world religion, languages and 'interdisciplinary' modules, most of the course at Cambridge does revolve around Christianity, or at least the other Abrahamic religions, Islam and Judaism; which is what I prefer; I have the option of pursuing a more varied path, but it's not forced upon me.
As for Greek week, I hope it is for those doing Hebrew, though its probably for everyone, as some people won't really know yet which to pick. I don't really know what Greek week consists of though (but I have these visions of people walking around Cambridge dressed in togas...), but I guess it's some kind of introduction to all the language learning. It'll be good to have the week before everyone else arrives to just settle in.
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