=55 th
World University Rankings 2020
=3 rd
University Impact Ranking 2019
51–60 th
World Reputation Rankings 2019
Oxford Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9PL, United Kingdom

Religions and Theology - University of Manchester

This highly flexible degree allows you to choose subjects from the full range of traditions and topics taught in Religions and Theology. Our introductory core course examines the lives and works of key religious thinkers from a variety of geographical and historical contexts. This course will also introduce you to the various theories and methods currently used in the subject area (eg literary, historical, theological, anthropological and gender-theory approaches). With your course options, you can concentrate on one specific subject area, or choose from a range of different subject areas. You can study the language of a sacred text, learn about Islamic, Jewish, Hindu or Buddhist traditions, pursue an interest in the Bible or Christian thought, or discover the different approaches to religion offered by theology, sociology, anthropology and philosophy. Thanks to such a remarkable degree of flexibility and choice, you are firmly in charge of your studies. You will study in a recognised international centre of excellence, which holds a perfect score for the assessment of its teaching quality. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 75% of our research activity was graded either 4* (world leading') or 3* (internationally excellent'). For our research environment 100% of our activities were graded at 4/3. The impact of our research was also judged to be strong with 100% of our activity in this category graded either 4* (outstanding') or 3* (very considerable') in `reach and significance'. This means that the social significance of our work is internationally excellent and our research activity is carried on in an internationally excellent environment. Nearly two-thirds of our graded research work was also ranked as internationally excellent. **The course aims to:** - Provide a multidisciplinary curriculum informed by the research and scholarly activities of the teaching staff - Stimulate curiosity about a variety of religious cultures, their histories and the present condition - Enable you to analyse and evaluate a range of political, social and cultural practices using methodologies drawn from the disciplines of Religious Studies - Develop your critical understanding of religion, theology and the various approaches to studying this discipline through a diverse range of learning, teaching and assessment methods - Equip you with the skills necessary to interpret primary and secondary sources related to an in-depth study of texts, religious practices and traditions - Equip you for a variety of careers through subject specific knowledge, active engagement in your own learning and the development of analytical and other transferable skills. **Special Features** - You'll study in a recognised international centre of excellence that seriously engages with a wide range of traditions, covering all periods up to the here and now. - Our department, renowned for its friendly atmosphere and great relationship between staff and students, holds a perfect score for the assessment of its teaching quality. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework Religions and Theology at Manchester scored 100% at 3* and 4* (a common aggregate measurement) for both its Research Impact and its Research Environment. This means that the social significance of our work is internationally excellent and our research activity is carried on in an internationally excellent environment. Nearly two-thirds of our graded research work was also ranked as internationally excellent. - Our most distinctive research resource is the University of Manchester Library, including the special collections of the magnificent John Rylands Library. - Students may apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of their degree. Exchange partners are offered through the Erasmus Exchange scheme (in Europe) and the Worldwide Exchange scheme (eg. USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore).

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-21
  • Location
    Main Site,ManchesterUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £18,500