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Archaeology and Theology and Religious Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) Chester, United Kingdom
Archaeology is the study of the human past, from the hunter-gatherers of Ice Age Europe to the inhabitants of early modern cities. As a student of Archaeology and Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Chester you will discover what life was like for these past societies, and learn the techniques and approaches that we use to study them. 
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Archaeology and Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Chester encourages you to consider the significance of religious practices and perspectives in the contemporary world, as well as inviting you to think critically about the Bible, Christian belief, philosophy and ethics. You will also study a wide range of areas within core subjects of theology, religious studies and biblical studies.

Why study this course with us?

  • Chester is an exciting place to study Theology and Religious Studies. With a large team of religious studies scholars, theologians and biblical specialists working at the cutting edge of their fields, we are able to offer an excellent range of modules.
  • You will have the opportunity to develop your own interests and engage contemporary questions with religious and theological texts and traditions.
  • At Chester you will be part of a friendly and vibrant academic department. You will be taught in small groups by academic staff with expertise in a range of periods and specialisms, and will have access to modern research facilities. These include our laboratory, which is equipped for the analysis of human remains and environmental samples, facilities for experimental archaeology and artefact recording, and state of the art computer suites. Whilst much of your time will be spent on campus, modules also include fieldtrips to sites, monuments and museums across northwest England and Wales.

Job prospects

This course develops skills in empathy, cultural sensitivity, and religious literacy valued by employers. Students go on to work in a number of professions, including teaching, banking and financial business, marketing and advertising, publishing, the civil service, health and social care, counselling, customer service, church and youth work, and ordained ministry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Modules include:
  • Introduction to Theology
  • The Study of Religion: an Introduction
  • The Bible: Contents and Contexts.
  • Independent Study 
  • Contextual and Practical Theology
  • Systematic Theology
  • Theological Ethics
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Spirituality and Popular Culture
  • New Testament Studies: Paul's Practical Theology
  • Religious Education
  • New Testament Greek.
  • Introduction to Archaeological Practice
  • Introduction to the Archaeology of the British Isles
  • The Archaeology of Medieval Britain, AD 400-1500
  • Recreating the Past: Archaeological Heritage Interpretation
  • Landscape Archaeology of the British Isles
  • Archaeological Skills: Tools for Research and Analysis
  • Archaeology of Cult and Belief
  • Learning in the Wider World

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • UCAS points - 112
  • GCE A-level - 112 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or equivalent. Typical offer - BCC/BBC
  • BTEC - BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM, BTEC Diploma - D*D*.
  • International Baccalaureate - 26 points
  • Irish/Scottish Highers - grades BBBB
  • OCR - OCR National Extended Diploma - Merit 2, OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma - DMM, OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma - D*D*
  • Access to HE Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit
  • The University accepts a maximum of 8 UCAS points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in the offer. A combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs will be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12450 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Chester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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