Theology, the study of the Christian traditions, is one of the oldest areas of academic study. Religious studies compares beliefs and practices across a variety of faiths. Both disciplines help us understand the powerful role of religions, ancient and modern, in the world around us.
At the University of Edinburgh, honours degrees are designed to include four years of study to give you a broader and more flexible education. These allow you to try a range of subjects before specialising. Even if you know exactly what you want to do; you can study additional subjects and add depth to your education.
Ideas, texts, beliefs and actions: these are at the heart of theology and religious studies. Studying them gives you insight into humanity's history and its present, and develops key skills such as critical thinking and analytical writing.
Whether you're thinking of applying to our School as an undergraduate, or you have accepted a place, if you would like to do a little background reading, or sample Theology and Religious Studies, take a look at one or more of these books.
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Information on how to apply to one of our undergraduate degree programmes.