Theology and Religion: New students

Welcome message from Professor Morwenna Ludlow

I should like to offer you a very warm welcome to the Department of Theology and Religion here at the University of Exeter. My colleagues and I are delighted that you will be joining us this September. You have done very well to get here, and we look forward to working with you over the next few years. We hope that you will enjoy Freshers' Week, where you will find out more about the opportunities available to you as Theology and Religion students.

Professor Morwenna Ludlow
Head of Theology and Religion

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Before you get here you'll need to register with the university, activate your university IT account and select optional modules if they are available to you. You will need to have chosen your modules by Friday 13 September 2019 and you will not be able to access your entire timetable until your module choices are confirmed.

For more information about the above please use the links at the bottom of this webpage. 

Freshers’ Week 2019: Monday 16 September - Sunday 22 September

All students are expected to be on campus by Monday 16 September at the latest.

If there is any reason why you may not be here by this date, please get in contact with the Amory Hub Team, who support Theology students, as soon as possible by emailing

During Freshers' Week you should attend the Academic Induction events and activities for your subject/s.

The purpose of Academic Induction is to introduce you to your academic programme, complete any necessary pre-registration tasks, familiarise yourself with your academic buildings, and meet fellow students and the academic staff for your subjects. These sessions form the core part of your Freshers' Week timetable and we expect all students to be present at these compulsory sessions. If you need any advice about issues or clashes within your Freshers' Week timetable please contact

Academic Induction for new undergraduate students studying Theology*
Date Start Finish Details Location
Tuesday 17 September

10:00 11:00

Theology and Religion Department Welcome Meeting
Welcome by Professor Morwenna Ludlow (Head of Department) and a brief introduction to Level 1 modules, lecturers, other key staff and student representatives

Bateman Lecture Theatre, Building One

Tuesday 17 September



An opportunity to meet current students and staff informally, or to ask any questions that you have about the start of term

Bateman Lecture Theatre, Building One
Tuesday 17 September 11:30 13:00

Meetings with Personal Tutors
Further information to be provided in Welcome meeting

Bateman Lecture Theatre, Building One
Tuesday 17 September 13:00 14:30

Break for lunch
Student representatives will escort you to Devonshire House

Meet in Bateman Lecture Theatre
Tuesday 17 September 14:30 15:00

Introduction to university Study
A study skills session led by Theology and Religion academic staff

Bateman Lecture Theatre, Building One
Tuesday 17 September 15:00 15:30

Brief tour of Amory Building

Bateman Lecture Theatre, Building One
Tuesday 17 September 15:30 16:00

Meetings with Personal Tutors
A catch up session for those students unable to make the earlier timeslot

Meet in Bateman Lecture Theatre
Wednesday 18 September 09:00 13:00

Come and meet the Theology Society
Students from the Theology Society will be available for any questions

Boston Tea Party
Friday 20 September 10:30 13:00

Exeter Diversity Trail

Harrison 106
Tuesday 24 September 16:30 18:30

Department Welcome Social
An opportunity to meet with both staff and students at the start of term, and catch up on how things are going so far

Amory Senior Common Room


If you are a Combined Honours or Flexible Combined Honours student please ensure you view the New Students information for all your subjects since each will have its own Academic Induction information and timetable. 

College of Humanities

Flexible Combined Honours

College of Social Sciences and International Studies

Arab and Islamic Studies; Law; Politics; Sociology; Philosophy and/or Anthropology

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Biosciences; Geography; Psychology; Sport and Health Sciences

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Computer Science; Engineering; Geology; Mathematics; Medical Imaging; Natural Sciences; Physics and Astronomy; and Renewable Energy

College of Medicine and Health

Medical Sciences; Medicine

The Business School

Accounting and Finance; Economics; Business; Management; Leadership; Marketing; and Tourism

Joining instructions

You will need to choose your modules online before you arrive at the University. You should familiarise yourself with your appropriate programme specification and modules on the College intranet. Please ensure you select Theology and Religion - level 1 in the Module category drop-down box.

We encourage you to do some preparatory reading in the weeks before term begins so that you are ready to tackle the material in your first-year modules. Please view the Theology and Religion summer reading list. 

You do not necessarily need to buy the books listed here; lecturers will advise you which books you might need to buy when you arrive.

Choosing your modules using the Online Module Selection System

First you will need to register with the University and activate your University IT account. To find out how to do this use the links in the tabs below for the 'Before you arrive' section of the New Students’ website. Once you have activated your University IT account you will have access to iExeter, the student portal. You should find the Online Module Selection System by clicking on the 'Student Record' tab and then by following the instructions.

For some programmes where your first year of study includes either optional modules and/or the need to select between specific core modules, you must make your Year 1 module choice between Wednesday 28 August and Friday 13 September using the Online Module Selection System. After Friday 13 September module availability may be restricted within your discipline/s. Please contact us if, for any reason, you have not been able to make your module choices by this date.

Modules for Combined Honours programmes

For students on Combined Honours programmes, module choice information will be released and co-ordinated by the lead discipline for the programme, that is the first named subject in the degree title. For example, BA Archaeology and Anthropology is led by the Archaeology department; BA Philosophy and Theology is led by the Philosophy department. (Please see the ‘Combined Honours or Flexible Combined Honours Students’ link above for more information).

Useful information

Modules are available at a range of levels from Beginners to Advanced via the Foreign Language Centre in:

• French
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
• Korean
• Mandarin Chinese
• Russian
• Spanish
• British Sign Language

We can help you get the language you study with us named on your degree title. This involves successfully completing a minimum of 60 credits in one language taken through the Foreign Language Centre. You could choose to start a new language from scratch or develop an existing one. For example, a Geography student who passes 30 credits at Spanish Beginners and a further 30 credits at Spanish Intermediate 1 could have their degree title amended to BA (Hons) Geography with proficiency in Spanish.

If you are not able to take a language as part of your programme due to timetabling constraints, or if you are interested in studying a language that is not currently available via modularity, our Foreign Language Centre also runs an Evening Language Programme with many more language options.

To find out more about language modules and other languages offered by different departments see the Foreign Language Centre pages.