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Theology and Religion PgDip

University of Oxford

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    University of Oxford

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21

  • Duration

    21 months

Course summary

About the course

The Postgraduate Diploma in Theology and Religion is provided for those wishing to pursue graduate study in theology and religions but whose first degree is not in theology or religious studies.

This course offers an intensive period of study which you will complete either in nine months as a full-time student or in twenty-one months as a part-time student.

You choose three papers which are typically taught through a series of eight tutorials supported by lectures and classes; a fourth paper may also be chosen if you wish to extend your studies. These papers are chosen from the syllabus for the faculty's BA in Theology and Religion and cover four major subject areas.

  • Biblical studies
  • systematic theology and ethics
  • history of religions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism
  • religion and religions, including contemporary Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.

You might choose to study a range of papers from across these areas, for example, an aspects of the New Testament, Old Testament, the nature of religion or modern doctrine. Alternatively, you might prefer to focus on a single area, for example, the sources and formations of Hinduism, modern Hinduism and further studies in Hinduism or in feminist approaches to religion.

Assessment

Most papers are examined by a three-hour written examination whilst others are assessed by one or more submitted essay(s). Depending on the combination of papers you choose, you may write either two short essays of up to 4,000 words each, or one long essay of up to 8,000 words in place of one written examination. The essay subjects will be approved by the Faculty of Theology and Religion and the tutor teaching the paper.

Graduate destinations

Students who earn a graduate qualification with the University of Oxford often progress to further academic study within the Faculty or in other universities. Other graduates secure employment as, for example, school teachers, civil servants, lawyers, clergy or parliamentary research assistants.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,731per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Oxford

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  • Campus address

    University of Oxford, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JD, England

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    1st out of 29 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 197
    187 100%

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    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

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    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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