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Biblical Studies and Theology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Bible is a powerful and influential collection of texts. Its interpretation changes with time, place, culture, and politics.

We will encourage you to develop your own understanding of questions such as:

  • How does the content of the Bible differ between faiths?
  • How were biblical books included and excluded?
  • Why does the Bible remain such an influential book?
  • What did the various religious texts mean to their original audiences?
  • What is the relationship between the Bible and theology?
  • What does Biblical Studies have to offer the 21st century?


Biblical Studies and Theology course at University of Nottingham prepares you for a wide range of roles in professional, academic and faith-based institutions.

You'll also develop key skills that apply to many careers. For example:

  • analysis of texts and complex issues
  • reasoned decision-making and problem-solving
  • sensitivity to cultural and religious diversity
  • ability to communicate effectively

Recent graduates from the Department of Theology and Religious Studies are currently working in areas such as:

  • law, public policy, strategy, and consulting
  • banking and finance
  • postgraduate degrees and academia
  • teaching
  • creative arts and cultural administration
  • police and detective work
  • religious and charitable organisations
  • journalism, advertising, and communications
  • psychology and counselling
  • publishing and editing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Building the Christian Church
  • Christianity and the Challenge of Modernity
  • Interpreting the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • Interpreting Judaism
  • Interpreting the New Testament
  • Reading, Writing and Speaking Religion
  • The Bible in Music, Art and Literature

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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • IB score 32
  • IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
  • High school qualifications Check our country-specific information for guidance on qualifications from your country
  • A level offer ABB

Tuition Fee

  • National

    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 Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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