**Theology and Education Studies** share theoretical approaches along with a keen interest in the individual’s place in the world, their development and spiritual growth, and the search for meaning. While the Education Studies component of the course will enable you to gain the relevant knowledge to embark on a teacher training course or move into an educational role after graduation, the Theology component will allow you to develop highly valuable critical and analytical skills through the study of such important questions as life and death, science and religion, identity and ethics. As well as gaining relevant subject knowledge you will have the chance to study abroad and undertake international placements. You will also gain a range of diverse skills and experiences that will provide an ideal platform for a wide variety of career choices related to Theology and Education, including progression routes into postgraduate teacher training. Almost every story covered in the media has an ethical, philosophical or religious dimension to it, so that theology is always relevant to the issues of today’s world. You will be encouraged to think about deep questions such as how human beings should live, what values are being promoted in society, and how different religions interact with modern culture. Here at Newman we offer a lively, multicultural environment in which students from a variety of religious and non-faith backgrounds can flourish. - The interactive teaching style used at Newman enables you to learn actively through debating and sharing ideas. - The approach to teaching and learning also centres on developing your ability to read and engage with primary texts, such as the scriptures and creeds of the world’s religions, and the original writings of philosophers and theologians. - Study trips are offered annually, to, for example, local places of worship, art galleries, and historic Cathedrals. - Newman is almost unique among UK University Departments in offering optional modules in Religious Education to help prepare interested students for a future career in teaching.