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University of Exeter

Theology and Religion

UCAS Code: V615

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-B,B,B

Excluding General Studies

Access to HE Diploma

M:21

Pass Access Diploma to inc 21 level 3 credits at merit

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34-30

Applicant will be considered with IB 34 -30 OR 665 or 555 in three Higher Level subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD-DDM

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B-B,B,C

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B-A,B,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

120-153

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Theology and religious studies

The BA in Theology and Religion gives you an excellent grounding in all the subjects essential to a good understanding of the discipline, from biblical studies and church history to modern theology, philosophy and ethics, and gives you increasing flexibility and choice as you progress. The programme enables you to explore the contexts, development and meanings of the texts of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament (with the option of studying the texts in the original languages). You’ll also study the whole history of Christian theological thought, including aspects of Christianity’s relationship to other religions; the critical questions – philosophical, political, ethical and historical – raised in the modern and post-modern world about religion in general and the Christian religion specifically; and the critical questions raised by the Christian religion about the world.

You’ll be able to customise your degree by choosing from a long list of modules covering issues as diverse as sexuality, criminal justice, feminism, the environment, science, anthropology, evolution, art, the body, the soul, heaven and hell, heresy, morality and ethics, martyrs and pilgrimage, life after death and the study of religions.

Opportunities are available to add value to your studies by undertaking field trips, a work placement, or studying abroad. You can also take modules in Biblical Hebrew or New Testament Greek, or take credits in the departments of Arab and Islamic Studies, Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, Politics, History or Classics, many of which offer modules directly related to theology, world religions, ethics and philosophy.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)

Department:

Theology

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

91%
high
Theology and religious studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Theology and religious studies

Teaching and learning

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
92%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
98%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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.

£18,200
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
14%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
Public services and other associate professionals
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.

Theology and 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.

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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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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