UCAS code: V600
Duration: 4 years
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
This programme traditionally prepares candidates for professional ministry but in recent years has been studied by students with an interest in Christian theology who are planning to pursue careers in a variety of contexts.
You will choose courses from a range offered in the subject areas of biblical studies, the history of Christianity, and theology and ethics.
As Year 1, with the option to take a course in religious studies.
In Years 3 and 4 you will choose from a range of advanced level courses offered in the subject areas of biblical studies, the history of Christianity, and theology and ethics. You may choose to focus on one subject area in depth, or continue to study several subject areas. You have the option of graduating after Year 3 with a general degree.
You will continue to take advanced level courses, and also write a dissertation on a subject of your choice, with the one-to-one supervision of an academic in the School.
Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.
To give you an idea of what you will study on this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
Teaching takes place primarily in the School of Divinity, based in New College. You will also have access to all the University's libraries and computer facilities.
There is a varied range of opportunities to spend time abroad. For shorter periods, these include summer programmes and work abroad. During Year 3, you will also have the opportunity to study abroad on exchange for a whole semester or an entire year at a wide selection of leading global universities. These include Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands and Dartmouth College, United States, with which the School has ongoing relationships. Going abroad expands your horizons and is great fun, as well as bringing academic and career benefits.
Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars and online learning.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including examinations, coursework, participation in seminars, presentation of your work and an honours dissertation.
Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.
To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
Our graduates pursue a wide range of careers within a variety of settings, including the creative arts, industry, non-governmental organisations, finance, teaching, management, administration, the ministry, the armed forces, government, counselling and the voluntary sector.
Many of our students go on to study for postgraduate qualifications, including masters and doctorates.
The typical offer is likely to be:
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.
You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:
This programme is also available as a part-time programme. For more information and an application form, contact Undergraduate Admissions.
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