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Leeds Trinity University

Theology and Religious Studies

UCAS Code: V620

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

104

GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Religious studies

Theology

What is religion and why does it matter? Who are the prophets and sages of different religions? What is pilgrimage, meditation or a rite of passage in different religions?

Theology and Religious Studies will expand and challenge your knowledge of religion, spirituality and theology, developing your understanding of both their historical importance and their relevance to contemporary society. Unlike many other Theology and Religious Studies degrees, we focus on the anthropological question of what it means to be human in the context of religion, theology, ethics and philosophy.

You'll learn from active researchers who specialise in a wide range of fields, from Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism, to new religions and shamanistic and indigenous traditions. You'll study the history, texts, worldviews and ritual practices of a variety of religions and lifeways, examining them cross-culturally and in local contexts. You'll also delve into the history and development of the teachings of a range of religious traditions, which will give you the chance to better understand their contemporary expressions.

Your assessments will include essays, blogs, portfolios, presentations and posters, ensuring that you develop the highly transferable skills sought after by employers. You'll also complete two professional work placements, getting the opportunity to understand how to apply the skills you've developed in a professional context.

By the time you graduate, you'll have been able to develop the skills to engage with contemporary religious issues in today's complex world.

**Placement opportunities**
?We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. Your two professional work placements will give you the opportunity to explore future careers. Our students have completed placements in schools, chaplaincies, charities in the UK and abroad, legal firms, publishers and local government.

**Graduate opportunities**
You'll be well-prepared for a wide range of careers in the civil service, local government, charities, politics, journalism and teaching (after further study).

Modules

On this course you will study a selection of modules including: World Religions: Texts and Traditions; Religions, Justice and Peacemaking; Sociology and Anthropology of Religion; Varieties of Religious Experience; Philosophy of Religion: Faith and Reason; Reading the New Testament; Moral Theology and Catholic Social Teaching; Religions, Cultures and Complexities; God in a Digital Age; and Biblical Themes: Covenant and Prophecy.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Trinity University

Department:

Humanities

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


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Theology and religious studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£15,600
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
94%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Food preparation and hospitality trades
13%
Teaching and educational professionals
13%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Theology can actually be a very vocational subject —by far the most common move for theology graduates is to go into the clergy and at the moment we have a serious shortage of people willing to go into what is one of the oldest graduate careers. If you want to study theology but don't want to follow a religious career, then there are plenty of options available. 2015 graduates went into all sorts of jobs requiring a degree, from education and community work, to marketing, HR and financial analysis. Postgraduate study is also popular — a lot of theology graduates train as teachers, or go into Masters or even doctoral study - where philosophy and law are very popular postgraduate subjects of study.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Religious studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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