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Theology and Religion BA (Hons) Durham University

UK

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Summary

**What do people believe about the world and their place in it? How do those beliefs shape society and culture? Can those beliefs be critically examined, scrutinised and tested?** At the Department of Theology and Religion, the answer to the final question is 'Yes'. We teach you how to use the tools of philosophy, social science, history, literature and language to understand human beliefs and worldviews, past and present. We do this both from within, seeking to test our own beliefs for clarity and coherence, and from without, as critical observers. We have a historic strength in the study of Christian thought, history, practice, and texts, while offering strong provision in other areas such as politics, ethics, non-Christian faith traditions, humanism and atheism (which are also belief systems).**Year 1**Four compulsory modules are taken in the first year, as follows:Worldview, Faith and Identity (world religions)Introduction to Biblical Studies (scriptural studies)Christianity in Context (historical studies)Introduction to Christian Theology (philosophical studies)and two optional modules from a list which in the past has included:Islam ObservedGod and EvilBiblical HebrewGod and the Good: Philosophy of Religion and EthicsNew Testament GreekA module from another department (such as Arabic, or Ethics and Values).One of these optional modules may be taken in your second year. **Year 2**Beyond the first year, you have the opportunity to either develop your expertise in all of these areas, or to specialise in one or more according to your interests. Here are some examples of modules that have previously been offered in the second year:Atheism, Belief, and the Edge of ReasonScience and Theology: Exploring the InterfaceLiterature and Theology of the Old TestamentSacred India: Land, Politics, and IdentityFaith, Identity and Power in Latin AmericaJewish Religion in Antiquity: Belief Systems, Ethics, Political ConflictsPhilosophy and the Christian Tradition 100–1300Imaging GodThe Making of Modern Christianity: Medieval and Reformation EuropeReligion in Contemporary BritainMyth and MeaningNew Testament Theology: Exploring Paul and JohnDeath, Ritual and BeliefCatholic Identity in the Modern World.In your second year you may also take up to two modules in other departments.**Year 3**In your final year, you will submit a double dissertation which allows you to explore in depth a topic of your choice which is of special interest to you. In the third year you can also take optional modules, selecting from a list which in the past has included:Jesus Christ in the Twentieth CenturyCompeting Gospels: Jesus Inside and Outside the CanonIssues in Old Testament StudiesReligious Diversity in African ContextThe Sociology of Conservative ProtestantismTheology, Nature, EnvironmentThe Thought of St Thomas AquinasThe First Urban ChurchesBiblical TheologyReligion and FilmEmotion, Religion and IdentityChristian Tradition and the Practice of Politics.The Postmodern God.If not taken in the second year (see above), you may also take up to two Finals modules (in total) in another department.We review course structures and core content (in light of e.g. external and student feedback) every year, and will publish finalised core requirements for 2021 entry from September 2020.**Study Abroad**Durham University currently has over 240 student exchange agreements across the world as part of our International Exchange programmes. Our partner institutions are spread across the globe from Austria to New Zealand. Students apply for this opportunity during their first two years and (if successful) spend a year, between their second and third years at Durham in one of our overseas partner institutions. For more information on this course, please see our website.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Theology and Religion BA (Hons).

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£22,250.00 (22,86,592) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

St Aidan's College

St Aidan's,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LJ, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£22,250.00 (22,86,592) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

South College

Durham University,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LE, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£22,250.00 (22,86,592) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

Hatfield College

North Bailey,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3RQ, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£22,250.00 (22,86,592) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

Grey College

South Road,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LG, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£22,250.00 (22,86,592) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

St Mary's College

Elvet Hill,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LR, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£22,250.00 (22,86,592) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

Josephine Butler College

Durham City,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LT, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£22,250.00 (22,86,592) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

University College

The Castle,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3RW, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£22,250.00 (22,86,592) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

No college preference

No college preference,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3HP, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£22,250.00 (22,86,592) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

Trevelyan College

Elvet Hill Road,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3LN, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees

£22,250.00 (22,86,592) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

27-Sep-21

Venue

Stephenson College

Howlands Farm,

South Road,

Durham,

Durham,

DH1 3DE, England

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