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Theology and Religious Studies, BD/BD(Min)/MA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #77 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Theology and Religious Studies course at the University of Glasgow encompasses the study of religion, religions, the Bible and theology: not as worlds apart, but as they relate to politics, history, literature, philosophy, art and culture as well as to personal belief and practice. It is open to students of all faiths and none.
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Overview

Our staff have a wide range of specialties which will help you to understand world religions: including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism; in their cultural, political and intellectual context. In addition, we have a team of knowledgeable and friendly staff who help make TRS at Glasgow a great place to study. 

You can study new languages from scratch: Greek and Hebrew are available from beginners’ level upward, so that you can learn to read the ancient texts of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament in their original languages.

You can take Theology and Religious Studies course at the University of Glasgow as an MA degree, or if you are training for the ministry or specialising in Christianity for other reasons, we also offer the specialist/professional BD and BD (Min) degrees. The structure of the programmes differs in the first two years of study.

Careers

Career openings include all jobs where employers are looking for graduate skills. Former students have gone into business or journalism, and have worked in the charity and voluntary sectors, as well as becoming teachers, civil servants, industrial managers, university lecturers, social workers and Christian ministers (of various denominations).

Our recent graduates have been employed by:

  • UK and international universities 
  • Church of Scotland, minister
  • NHS, chaplain
  • Edinburgh City Council, principal teacher.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • You will take introductory courses on the Bible, theology and religious studies. These will introduce you to some of the basic concerns of those studying religion today and give you tools for analysis and critical thinking. 
  • You will also take courses exploring theological reflection and worship which will help you to understand how theology is "put to work" in the daily lives of Christians and the practice of the Church. You will undertake a placement, which is an integral part of the degree programme.
  • In your second year you will continue to take courses in the Bible and theology. You will also study ethics and pastoral practice. You will explore some of the issues that confront believers today as they seek to reconcile their faith with the many challenges presented by contemporary technological, social and environmental change. You will continue to reflect upon your experience through structured group work.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

General Requirements

A-levels

  • Standard entry requirements: AAB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum entry requirements: BBB considered for offer if meet additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: Applicants who wish to study a joint programme that includes Mathematics or Computing Science must also meet BSc requirements for those programmes. 

International Baccalaureate

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,5 guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 32 points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5 considered for offer if meet additional requirements met.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18370 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18370 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £27,750 per total

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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