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Religious Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
North Manchester, IN, United States
The academic study of Religious Studies at Manchester University is a scholarly discipline involving historical, critical, analytic, and constructive methodologies to understand religious phenomena — texts, beliefs, doctrines, practices and world views, for example. It provides excellent background and thinking skills for various academic pursuits, career goals and community leadership.
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The study of religion is intellectually exciting because it focuses on the deepest questions human beings can ask. It explores the boundary questions of life and death, of love and hate that characterize the human condition. Religion assumes a central place in the lives of virtually all cultures and civilizations and is a necessity in understanding our own world and many of the tensions within it.

At Manchester, a student may study religion to probe more deeply personal matters of faith in order to lay a solid foundation for crucial decisions in life. Other students study religion in the context of investigation into the culture and history of ideas which have formed and shaped our civilization. Religious studies at Manchester is taught within the tradition of the Church of the Brethren which maintains a respect for freedom of conscience. This provides an open forum for reflecting on a variety of theological and philosophical traditions, while at the same time taking faith commitments seriously.

The aims of this program of study are to help students:

  • acquire a sympathetic understanding of the Bible, the Christian faith, and other world religions;
  • articulate and reflect upon the core claims that distinguish the Christian tradition;
  • become acquainted with the major methodologies and issues in the study of religion;
  • prepare for graduate study; and
  • understand a world in which compassion reveals the divine.

The Religious Studies at Manchester University provides excellent pre-professional training for careers requiring the ability to read critically, think clearly, and express oneself effectively.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction To The Hebrew Bible
  • Introduction To The New Testament
  • Christian Traditions
  • Introduction To Religious Studies
  • The Jewish Faith, Culture And People
  • Religions And War
  • Judaism, Christianity And Islam

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    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.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • An official TOEFL, IELTS, or SAT I score
    • Official or certified copies of national exams
    We need copies of all national exams as proof of completion of secondary school. This includes national exams or “O” level exams, and “A” level exams.
    • Evidence of financial support
    • Letter of Recommendation
    A letter of recommendation from an employer or teacher or the reference form from the Common Application may be used.  This must be in English.
    • Certified copies of marks, grades, transcripts
    Secondary transcripts of grades, marks or final exam results must be certified as true copies of the original. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32366 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32366 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32366 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32366 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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