Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2017. We aim to publish any changes to compulsory modules and programme structure for 2018 entry by 1 September 2017 and recommend you refer back to this page shortly after that date for any changes. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules after that date; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
Your first year involves studying introductory modules that provide you with the opportunity to explore a range of topics. Students will take all four compulsory modules, a Widening Horizons Module in another School and any 20 credits from the optional modules available.
- Introduction to Biblical Studies (20)
- Introduction to Islam (20)
- Introduction to the History of Christianity (20)
- Introduction to the Study of Religion (20)
- Widening Horizons Module (20)
See our first year module descriptions (compulsory and optional)
In your second year, you will be able to go into much greater depth and pursue the topics and questions that interest and inspire you. You will also be provided with a structured framework for gaining professional skills in presentation and teamwork. In addition, you will identify an appropriate dissertation area, research question and supervisor as well as completing the initial planning and research for your final-year dissertation.
You will have a wide choice of optional modules and you will also undertake a two-week placement in a school, charity or other situation in the UK or abroad.
You will take two compulsory modules and any additional 80 credits from the optional modules available. There is also the possibility to study abroad in the second semester of your second year.
- Dissertation Preparation (20)
- Placement (20)
See our second year modules descriptions (compulsory and optional)
You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year.
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In your final year, you will be able to specialise and engage in your own independent study through your dissertation. This will be a major piece of work for which you identify your own topic and carry out research, with the support of a supervisor, to produce a 6,000 or 12,000 word essay.
You have the option to take a dissertation, short dissertation or a placement-based dissertation and choose from the optional modules available to attain 120 credits for the year.
- Dissertation (40) or
- 6,000-word Dissertation (20) or
- Placement-Based Dissertation (40)
See our final year modules descriptions (compulsory and optional)