Our BA programme is highly flexible allowing you to follow your interests.

Undergraduate study in Theology and Religion

Why study at Exeter?

  • 1st in the National Student Survey (2013)1  
  • Ranked 2nd in both The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide and Guardian University Guide 2014 
  • 4th in the Russell Group for Graduate Prospects2
  • Varied programme including applied theology, philosophy of religion, science and religion, ethics, biblical studies, Christian doctrine and history
  • Flexibility to customise your degree around your own interests
  • Opportunities to take a work placement, field trips or study abroad

We offer you the chance to enjoy a lively, challenging and wide-ranging programme and to study the some of the most important issues shaping the world.

Theology and Religion are among the most challenging and exciting areas of academic study. Our broad and varied degree programmes spanning Theology, Religion, Ethics and Philosophy, are taught by enthusiastic staff and go well beyond many of the issues you will have explored at A level. You will have the chance to study outside the lecture room with options to take field trips, a work placement or study abroad. You will also develop the types of skills sought by employers and have access to a range of practical support to help you improve your employability.

You don't have to be religious to find the issues raised and tackled by Theology and Religion compelling. Our friendly department is made up of students and staff with diverse opinions and ideas about religion and faith. All you need is the desire to study with enthusiasm and an open mind.

Theology and Religion brochure

Download the Theology and Religion brochure (pdf) 

Why study Theology and Religion?

  • religion is a major factor shaping the world in which we live—you can't understand the world without understanding religion
  • all religions raise ethical and philosophical questions which are among the most basic and important we face as human beings
  • Theology and Religion draws on a wide range of intellectual disciplines: history, languages, philosophy, sociology, cultural studies, art history, and others
  • good theology engages with the political, cultural and social issues which affect our lives
  • the subject stretches your intellectual abilities to the full. You’ll work as an historian, literary critic and philosopher, and acquire skills attractive to employers and relevant for a wide range of careers.

1 Based on the average percentage of positive responses across all survey categories for full service universities
Based on Graduate Prospects score in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014