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Anthropology and Theology and Religious Studies

48 months
19800 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Anthropology and Theology and Religious Studies programme of the University of Aberdeen is a great partnership, adding to your thorough grounding in what it means to ‘be human’ with deeper study of the origin, function, and meaning of religion. You will compare the major and local religious traditions of the world, with a special focus on Christian faith.


At a Glance

Anthropology – for which we boast 100% student satisfaction – will give you a thorough grounding in humanity, the differences in human cultures and communities, and how they have developed. You will gain insights into human behaviours, beliefs and attitudes all over the world, exploring connections between aspects of life such as family, economics, politics and religion.

The Anthropology and Theology and Religious Studies programme of the University of Aberdeen deepens your study of the religious elements of anthropology, whether you are specifically interested in the Christian faith or want to explore the historical, social and political development of the world’s religions.

Your courses will include biblical languages, the history of the church in the west, the Reformation in Scotland, the role of religion in ethical and political debates, religious aspects of disability, religious rituals and religions of the world.

As a graduate, your skills will make you highly employable in a wide range of roles, including ministry, media and journalism, public service and administration, NGOs, business, government, publishing, education, and research.


You have a wide range of career options from studying Anthropology and Theology and Religious Studies. You may want to specialist in Anthropology after further study to enable you to teach, research or consult or you may decide to deepen your knowledge in Theology. There are wide ranging professional careers you can consider ranging from civil service to other professional specialisms and counselling.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anthropology: Peoples of the World 
  • Anthropology: Questions of Diversity
  • Key Debates in Anthropology
  • Reimagining Colonialism
  • Anthropological Theory
  • Divinity and Religious studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

SQA Highers

  • Standard: AABB
  • Minimum: BBB
  • Adjusted: BB


  • Standard: BBB
  • Minimum: BBC
  • Adjusted: CCC

International Baccalaureate

  • 32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL

Irish Leaving Certificate

  • 5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3

English Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19800 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • RUK Students fee - £9,250 per year

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 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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Anthropology and Theology and Religious Studies
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