A degree in Theology or Religious Studies can be the most varied of any single-discipline course. Depending on your institution, you may study many different religions, or focus on Christianity, and you may choose to focus on languages, literary and textual studies, ethics and philosophy, history, sociology and anthropology, or many other avenues.
The structure of the course will vary according to your institution, but you are likely to receive the majority of your teaching in lectures, with regular seminars and tutorials to explore certain areas of your studies more deeply. Assessment for Theology and Religious Studies will be largely essay- and exam-based, with students expected to keep up with supplementary reading alongside their set work. Most institutions will require the submission of a dissertation or thesis in the final year.
UCAS Form & Personal Statement
Life as a Religious Studies Student
Graduate Destinations and Career Prospects
Whilst the classic assumption is that students of religion are headed towards careers in the church, in reality Theology and Religious Studies prepare a student for a wide range of possible careers. The course will develop your powers of critical reasoning and understanding, highly valued by any employer, and a good understanding of religious beliefs and faith groups is becoming increasingly valuable as religious issues dominate world affairs.