Theology is an ancient intellectual discipline, with continuing and momentous social significance around the world today. Students gain an understanding of the intellectual underpinning of religious traditions, and of the social and cultural contexts for religious belief and practice.
On completion of the Theology and Religion course offered at the University of Oxford you will have gained knowledge and understanding of several religious traditions. You will have thought about what a religion is and how to approach learning about it. You will have studied the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, the development of Christian doctrine in its historical context, and the thought of modern theologians. In doing so you will be required to study a wide variety of texts, which will develop your critical, analytical and comparative skills. You will also acquire competence in at least one of six languages and should find that being able to read sacred texts in their original language is a deeply satisfying experience.
While some Theology and Religion graduates go on to further academic study, others have pursued a wide variety of careers, including education, government and the public sector, commerce, finance, charitable organisations and religious ministry. See theology.ox.ac.uk for more information about careers.
Rob says of his work as a manager in Accenture: ‘People are always surprised when I tell them what my degree was! However, it really helped shape my analytical skills through the tutorial system. The breadth of subject matter in Theology prepared me for the different subjects I encounter each day as a management consultant.’
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- Religion and religions
- Introduction to the study of the Bible
- The figure of Jesus through the centuries
- One of the following languages:
- New Testament Greek
- Biblical Hebrew
- Qur'anic Arabic
- Church Latin
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesReligious Studies & Theology View 127 other Masters in Religious Studies & Theology in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A-levels: AAA
- Advanced Highers: AA/AAB
- IB: 38 (including core points) with 666 at HL
International27285 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 27285 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
Islands(Channel Islands & Isle of Man): £9,250
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