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Theology and Religion

University of Oxford

36 months
32480 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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In order to engage fully with the questions raised by the critical study of the Theology and Religion course at the University of Oxford you will have to become something of a historian and a philosopher, a textual and literary critic, and a linguist. The range of disciplines that may be encountered on the course makes study vibrant and challenging.


About this Degree

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 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.’

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Religion and religions
  • The figure of Jesus through the centuries
  • One of the following languages:
  • New Testament Greek
  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Qur'anic Arabic
  • Church Latin
  • Pali
  • Sanskrit

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A-levels: AAA
  • Advanced Highers: AA/AAB
  • IB: 38 (including core points) with 666 at HL
  • A subject involving essay writing to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or another equivalent can be helpful to students in completing this course, although this is not required for admission.
  • One piece which has been marked in the normal process of school or college work. In place of this essay you may send an examination or test answer to an unseen question, which has been supervised and marked by your school or college. All written work must be in English. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32480 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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