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History and Religious Studies (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #351 (WUR) ,
Through Religious Studies, you learn the place, role and influence of religion and religions in human culture, with a specific focus on Europe. Religion is also a key factor in any study of the history of Europe, especially Europe in the Middle Ages, which is an area of particular expertise in the School of History at Kent.


Religion is a vital element in human culture, and today religious issues are everywhere - from current affairs and international events, to the history of ideas, art and literature. Studying History you learn how to approach and critically analyse many types of source within their proper contexts and to assess their impact both in the past and today. Both these subjects follow a modular structure, allowing you to tailor your studies to your own interests.

Taking History with Religious Studies, you gain an appreciation of world history through a focus on one of humanity's most powerful organising forces.

Independent rankings

History at Kent was ranked 13th in The Guardian University Guide 2018. In the National Student Survey 2017, 91% of our History students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course. 

Religious Studies and Theology at Kent was ranked 19th in The Guardian University Guide 2018. In the National Student Survey 2017, 85% of final-year Religious Studies students who responded to the survey were satisfied with the overall quality of their course.

History at Kent was ranked 12th for graduate prospects in The Times Good University Guide 2018. Of our History students who graduated in 2016, 96% were in work or further study within six months (DLHE). Religious Studies students who graduated from Kent in 2016, 96% of those who responded to a national survey were in work or further study within six months (DLHE).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date September
  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    180 ECTS 360 Kent credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

For indicative modules and course structure please visit the course website. You may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

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.

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Academic Requirements

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Typical requirements are listed on our website. Students offering alternative qualifications should contact us for further advice. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    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 Canterbury

  • 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.


University funding

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

Government funding

You may be eligible for government finance to help pay for the costs of studying. See the Government's student finance website.

General scholarships

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

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