What is religion and why does it matter? Who are the prophets and the sages of different religions? What is pilgrimage, meditation or a rite of passage in different religions? Our Theology and Religious Studies programme will enable you to challenge your knowledge of religion, spirituality and theology and develop an understanding of their relevance to modern society and the way we live. You will have the opportunity to study the history, texts and practices of the local and global religions, examining them cross-culturally and in different contexts. You will understand the varied expressions of religious traditions, including diverse Christian and indigenous communities in different continents today, as well as develop the skills to engage with issues in the complex religious environment of plural societies. You will delve into the history and development of traditional teachings of different religions and investigate religious and theological controversies. You will be able to discuss topics with your lecturers, who are internationally active researchers, and debate respectfully with your peers. At the same time, you will be challenged to listen and learn to appreciate the sensitivity of religious issues.