You will take introductory courses on the Bible, theology and religious studies. These will introduce you to some of the basic concerns of those studying religion today and give you tools for analysis and critical thinking. You will also take courses exploring theological reflection and worship which will help you to understand how theology is ‘put to work’ in the daily lives of Christians and the practice of the Church. You will undertake a placement which is an integral part of the degree programme.
In your second year you will continue to take courses in the Bible and theology. You will also study ethics and pastoral practice. You will explore some of the issues that confront believers today as they seek to reconcile their faith with the many challenges presented by contemporary technological, social and environmental change. You will continue to reflect upon your experience through structured group work.
MA and BD/BD (Min)
Years 3 and 4:
If you successfully complete the courses in first and second year, you may progress to either Single or Joint Honours (years three and four). As a Single Honours student you will take six courses – usually four in your Junior Honours year and two in your Senior Honours year. If you wish to do Joint Honours you will take some courses from each of the two subjects you are studying.
2023 entry requirements
Standard entry: 5 Highers at AAAAA or Advanced Higher at B plus AAAA (by end S6 with min BBBB after S5) including English and a humanities subject.
Widening access entry: 4 Highers at AABB/BBBB (by end S6) including English and a humanities subject. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.
College of Arts
School of Critical Studies