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University of Sheffield

Religion, Theology and the Bible

UCAS Code: V641
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Theology & religious studies
Student score
77% LOW
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB

Scottish Highers
AAABB

AAABB

BTEC Diploma
DDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

International Baccalaureate
33

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Sheffield is a brilliant place to study contemporary religion, and ancient religious literature. You will receive the highest quality education from active researchers, who provide engaging modules and push the boundaries of innovation in terms of teaching methods, and creative assessments.

Modules

Level 1: 4 core modules: the biblical world; creation to kings: the Bible's founding narrative; Jesus: the man and the myth; Paul: founder of Christianity; 4 further level 1 modules. Levels 2 and 3: modules worth at least 200 credits from: the Bible and the enigmas of narrative; myths of or time; rhetoric of gospel; tragic vision; literary imagination; historical imagination; arts; modern world; poetry of the erotic; Pauline persona; apocalyptic imagination; prophetic vision; construction of history; post-modern; gender; urban world; archaeology; the community (independent project); independent study unit; plus 2 unrestricted modules.

University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
13%
87%

Year 1

12%
88%

Year 2

8%
92%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
37%
63%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 74%
Student score 77% LOW
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

40%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

94%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
54% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
53% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
374 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are welfare professionals

26%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Theology is actually a very vocational subject – by far the most common move for theology graduates is to go into the clergy. If you want to study theology but don't want to follow a religious career, then there are plenty of options available. 2012 graduates went into all sorts of jobs requiring a degree, from education and community work, to marketing, HR and financial analysis – even sports coaching. Postgraduate study is also popular – a lot of theology graduates train as teachers, or go into Masters or even doctoral study, so bear that in mind as you make your choice.
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