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“I read the course description and it sounded so interesting, I couldn't think of studying anything else!”

This fascinating course is so much more diverse than anything you will have encountered at school.

Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion* BA at Cambridge engages with elements of history, literature, languages, philosophy, anthropology and sociology. Our world-class staff specialise in Philosophy of Religion, Religious traditions of India, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Ethics, History of Christianity, and Biblical Studies.

You will benefit from an education across the breadth of the arts and humanities that superbly equips our students with an outstanding range of transferable skills. You will learn a new language, analyse historic documents, undertake textual analysis, and develop cogent arguments.

The destinations of our graduates are as wide-ranging as the degree and include law, teaching, banking, social work, politics, health, religion, administration, and journalism, while a significant proportion go on to further study.

Explore these pages to learn more about why this degree is one of the most prestigious undergraduate qualifications in theology and religion on offer anywhere in the world. 

Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion is an academic degree. If you are interested in vocational training, please see the information about the Bachelor of Theology for Ministry.

*This new title will apply to all students applying in 2016 and starting the course on or after 1 October 2017. Candidates starting the course prior to that date will continue to take papers under the title of Theological and Religious Studies.


Any questions?

Outreach Officer

Please get in touch

Laura Jeffrey, Outreach Officer


01223 763958

Entry requirements

Visit the university's Undergraduate Study web pages for specific details on applying. 

Typical offers require

A Level: A*AA
IB: 40-41 points, with 776 at Higher Level

For other qualifications, see the Entrance requirements pages.

Course requirements

Required by all Colleges: no specific subjects
Required by some Colleges: no specific subjects, some may require an essay-based subject
Useful preparation: English (Literature or Language), History, Philosophy and Ethics, Religious Studies, a language (ancient or modern), but so can any subjects that encourage clear, logical thinking and careful analysis of evidence.