B.A. On Campus

Theology and Religion

Durham University

36 months
23250 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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To be a student on the BA (Hons) in Theology and Religion offered by Durham University is to undergo a process of self-discovery, within a supportive and friendly community, made up of fellow students, and staff.



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).

Human beings always have had, and always will have, worldviews, and fundamental beliefs about the way the universe is, and their role in it. And this is the part of the human condition that is studied in a Theology and Religion Department, from a range of methodological and disciplinary perspectives: social scientific/anthropological; textual; historical, and philosophical/ethical. The Theology and Religion Department is a place where ‘belief’ and ‘beliefs’ are taken seriously, respected, and studied, whether those beliefs are atheistic, humanistic, or religious. So, for example, if you are interested in worldviews, including, for example, atheism, Christianity, or humanism, the Department of Theology and Religion is the place for you.

This process of learning and teaching is conducted using a variety of the following methods:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Study skills classes.

All of these activities support, and are supported by, your own independent and scholarly engagement with texts and issues, and the writing of assignments, on which you will receive feedback. Through the process of doing the degree, you will grow as an independent and creative thinker and researcher. The Theology and Religion BA course is offered by Durham University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Worldview, Faith and Identity (world religions)
  • Christianity in Context (historical studies)
  • Islam Observed
    • God and Evil
    • Biblical Hebrew
    • God and the Good: Philosophy of Religion and Ethics
    • New Testament Greek
    • A module from another department (such as Arabic, or Ethics and Values).

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 36 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    360 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    Subject requirements, level and grade

    • A level offer – AAB including a social science or humanities subject.
    • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma/OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma – DDD and A levels as above.
    • Typical IB score - 36 to include 665 in higher level subjects.

    In addition to satisfying the University’s general entry requirements, please note:

    • We welcome applications from those with other qualifications equivalent to our standard entry requirements and from mature students with non-standard qualifications or who may have had a break in their study. Please contact our Admissions Selectors.
    • Applicants taking Science A levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This applies only to applicants sitting A levels with an English examination board.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      23250 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 23250 GBP per year during 36 months.
    • National

      9250 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
    • EU students: £23250 per year
    • Island students students: £9250 per year

    Living costs for Durham

    660 - 1140 GBP /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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