Theology, Religion, and the Philosophy of Religion

Theology engages critically with the big questions of life both in the present and as they have been answered in the past.

Course details

Number of students per year
4
Typical offer
A*AA at A-Level; 40-42 points with 776 in Higher Level subjects for the IB
Essential subjects
No specific subjects
Useful subjects
English (Literature or Language), History, Philosophy and Ethics, Religious Studies, a language (ancient or modern)

Theology, Religion, and the Philosophy of Religion at Homerton

Homerton takes up to four students each year for this degree. We are looking for a keen engagement with the rich range of study available. There is no requirement for a specific religious affiliation; we've taken students from many faiths and from no faith. What is required is an enquiring mind and an openness to debate and argument.

 

At Cambridge

Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion BA at Cambridge engages with elements of history, literature, languages, philosophy, anthropology and sociology. Our world-class staff specialise in Philosophy of Religion, Religious Traditions of India, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Ethics, History of Christianity, and Biblical Studies. You will benefit from an education across the breadth of the arts and humanities that superbly equips our students with an outstanding range of transferable skills. You will learn a new language, analyse historic documents, undertake textual analysis, and develop cogent arguments.

How To Apply

Religious Studies A-level is not required, nor are other subjects deemed to be essential. English (Literature or Language), History, Philosophy and Ethics, Religious Studies, a language (ancient or modern), are useful preparation for the degree but so can any subject be that encourages clear, logical thinking and careful analysis of evidence. 

The standard offer for those who are successful in their applications is A*AA, IB 40-42 points with 776 in Higher Level subjects, or the equivalent in other secondary examinations.

All applicants are required to take a written assessment at interview, if interviewed. You do not need to register or be registered in advance for the assessment at interview – the College will provide details of arrangements in the letters inviting applicants to interview.

Applicants are also asked to submit written work in advance of interview.

Career

Our students go on to a variety of careers after graduation, including: Journalism, the Civil Service, the Law, working for charities and NGOs, teaching, business, and working for religious institutions and agencies.

 

Director Of Studies