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Faculty of Divinity


BA in Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion

Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion at Cambridge is exciting, challenging and interdisciplinary. Our students enjoy a uniquely personalised degree, exploring the big questions about human culture and experience, developing expertise and an understanding of religions and gaining key language and research skills. Our graduates are highly-prized by employers in business, public services, media and education.

Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion at Cambridge allows you to delve deeply into different religious traditions, to explore the connections between them, and to understand their relationship with the larger societies of which they are a part. The flexibility of our degree structure allows you to choose the particular subjects and themes that you want to pursue.

There are only two required papers in the whole degree programme. This means that you have a lot of choice over which subjects you study. You will be able to select papers on a range of religious traditions, as well as different theological, philosophical, sociological and historical approaches to the study of religion. You will be able to combine your interest in religion with areas such as history, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, literature, politics, and science.

Some students choose to follow a Pathway that matches their interests for one or more years. Pathways are informal programmes of study; you do not have to officially declare your choice, and you are not bound to follow it every year. Possible pathways include: Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Religious Traditions of India, Biblical Studies, Christian Theology, Christian History, and Philosophy of Religion.

Key Facts

  • You do not need to have studied courses on religion, theology or philosophy before applying to the course, although some colleges prefer candidates who have previously studied an essay-based subject.
  • All undergraduate colleges, apart from Churchill, accept students for the Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion tripos.
  • The standard offer is A*AA at A-level or 40-42 points with 776 at Higher Level for IB.
  • You do not need to be religious, non-religious or have any particular beliefs. We are looking for interest, engagement, and a demonstrable belief that religions (for better or worse) are important in the world.

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