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Religion and Theology BA (Hons)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

From the earliest traces of human existence, religion has been a powerful way to understand the purpose of life, the nature of the cosmos and the basis for human behaviour. In our richly BA Religion and Theology degree, you will explore the histories, cultures and beliefs of both major and less well-known religious traditions, taking your pick from a variety of approaches and research specialisms that cover all the major world religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam and Christianity).You tailor your own programme from a wide-ranging choice of modules. You will combine thematic, social scientific, linguistic and historical approaches, addressing both the history and basic beliefs of religious traditions and their thematic study, from religion in the media to mythology in modern cinema. Examining religious history and culture across a broad spectrum, you will also consider the political and social dimensions of religion, from gender and sexuality to warfare and social ethics.Distinctive featuresA focus on the relationship between the history of religions and contemporary issues in society. This is made an area of initial focus in the core modulesA wide range of scriptural languages from elementary to advanced level.The inclusion of an independent study (in year two) and a dissertation (in year three) ensure that the programme enshrines research-led teaching and independent study at its heart.The question-driven second year core module, ‘What is Religion?’ - an innovative combination of ‘insider’ and ‘outsider’ perspectives on the nature of religion

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,700per year

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff has over 8,500 international students from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global university with formal links and partnerships with more than 200 institutions worldwide.
The university's culture encourages international exchanges and collaborations.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 33

  • Entry standards

    / Max 197
    131 68%

    15th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    18th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.57 71%

    31st

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