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Bachelor of Arts (Tripos)

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

Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion* is the new name for our most popular undergraduate degree, which better reflects the variety of options open to our students. The course content is unchanged and we take great pride in this flexible degree. It enables you to sample the specialisms covered by our world-class staff or to focus on particular elements of their teaching such as Philosophy of Religion, Religious traditions of India, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Ethics, History of Christianity, or Biblical Studies.

By studying Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion at Cambridge you can engage with a wide range of academic disciplines including history, literature, languages, philosophy, anthropology and sociology.

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.

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


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.


*The 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.


Entry requirements

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.