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Theology and Religious Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Religion is among the most profound, divisive, and enduring aspects of human life. Making sense of religion and its impact is essential to understanding other cultures.

Our staff include theologians, philosophers, historians and sociologists. This diversity gives you a broad set of views and strengthens your studies.

For example you can:

  • explore centuries of philosophical arguments about the nature of God
  • study the relationship between Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  • learn ancient Greek and Hebrew and read biblical texts in their original languages

To enhance learning we've created a growing library of videos discussing theological ideas.


Theology and Religious Studies degree at the University of Nottingham prepares you for a wide range of potential careers.

You'll develop key professional skills such as how to:

  • understand and analyse others' ideas and beliefs, both spoken and texts
  • sift evidence and formulate arguments
  • think carefully and clearly
  • make reasoned decisions
  • develop sensitivity to cultural and religious diversity
  • communicate your ideas with confidence
  • engage intelligently and critically with the world in all its depth and complexity

Recent graduates 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 Islam
  • Interpreting Judaism
  • Interpreting the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • Interpreting the New Testament
  • Philosophy for Theologians
  • Reading, Writing and Speaking Religion

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.

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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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