What will I learn?

Religion, faith and spirituality are powerful cultural forces, so an understanding of religious and spiritual perspectives in the contemporary world is vital.

As one of the most culturally and religiously diverse communities in Europe, Birmingham provides a challenging and intellectual environment for studying undergraduate Theology and Religion. You will benefit from our excellent relationships with the city’s faith communities, and our compulsory work placement module will inform your understanding of significant religious traditions within the workplace.

An understanding of religion is indispensable knowledge for anyone functioning within a contemporary, multicultural society. Our Theology and Religion staff have specialist expertise in the study of many ideas, movements and traditions that are shaping the twenty-first century, such as feminism and gender studies, cultural studies, global ethics, the philosophy of religion, and the study of the Holocaust. The Department of Theology and Religion is ranked in the Top 30 for Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies in the QS World University Rankings 2019. Furthermore, our undergraduate students gave the course an overall satisfaction rating of 100% in the National Student Survey 2018.

Excellent employability development – Boost your employability skills by completing the compulsory placement module where you have the opportunity to spend time in a school, charity or even abroad. 95% of BA Theology and Religion graduates enter work and/or study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2017).

Employability

Studying Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham will provide you with skills highly sought after by employers within the graduate job market:

• Understanding complex information
• Writing clearly and effectively
• Building a case to critically assess a particular point of view, strategy or course of action
• Respecting the views of others even if they disagree with you
• Generally thinking for yourself

Our graduates from the Department of Theology and Religion have excellent employment prospects with 95% of graduates entering work and/or study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2017).

Developing your career

There is a range of opportunities through our Careers Network and beyond. For example, our innovative Cultural Internships offer graduates the opportunity for a six-month paid internship at a leading cultural institution in the West Midlands. These internships will give you professional experience to set you apart in a competitive graduate market.

Current partners include Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham REP, Birmingham Royal Ballet, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust, and the Library of Birmingham. There are also internships available at the University’s own cultural assets, such as Winterbourne House, the Lapworth Museum, and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

Which department am I in?

Department of Theology and Religion

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Academic and Student Division,

Birmingham,

B15 2TT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

General Studies not accepted

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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