BA Theology and Religion

Teaching

We use a wide range of teaching and learning methods including lectures, seminars, group-work, debates, journalling, one-to-one or small group tutorials. Depending on the modules you choose, you may also have the opportunity to go on field trips, for example - to visit European galleries to see how religious ideas are represented in art.

Your class sizes will be on average 25-35 for lectures and 10-15 for seminars.You’ll have on average two to three hours of contact time per module per week and will need to allow for additional hours of private study. You should expect your total workload to average about 40 hours per week during term time.

We have an interdisciplinary approach to Theology and Religion, relating these broad areas to politics, social sciences, the arts, literary studies and more. Our teaching is supported by field trips, web-based materials and the use of art and films.

All students have a personal tutor who is available for advice and support.

Assessment

You will be assessed on work including essays, seminar presentations and exams. You must pass your first year assessment in order to progress to the second year, but the results do not count towards your degree classification. For three-year programmes, the assessments in the second and third years contribute to your final degree classification. For four-year programmes the assessments in the second, third and fourth years all contribute to your final degree classification.