UCAS code: VQ68
Duration: 4 years
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Divinity and classics overlap in many significant and substantial ways, both with regard to the historical period covered, and to the Greek and Latin heritage of Christianity in Europe and North Africa. By the time you graduate from this programme, you will have acquired expertise in handling the complex and diverse approaches to reading classical cultures, and in assessing their continued contributions to contemporary culture.
You will choose a balanced range of courses from those offered in the fields of classics and theology and religious studies. You may also choose courses from other subject areas across the University, in subjects that complement your two programme subjects, or you may choose to study a language, or simply to pick something that interests you.
As Year 1.
You will take advanced level courses in both classics and theology and religious studies.
You will continue to take advanced level courses in both classics and theology and religious studies, and also write a dissertation on a subject of your choice in either of the two fields, with academic supervision.
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 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.
Graduates of this programme acquire transferable skills that can be applied to careers in a wide range of areas such as finance, management, banking, the Civil Service, the voluntary sector and human resources. This programme can also serve as the basis for further study at postgraduate level in both classics and theology and religious studies.
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:
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