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Undergraduate Study at the Faculty of Divinity

BA Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion

Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion at Cambridge’s Faculty of Divinity is an exciting degree that 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. This means that you can combine your interest in religion with topics such as history, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, literature, politics, and science.

Some students prefer 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, 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 with essay-based studies.
  • All undergraduate colleges, apart from Churchill, accept students on Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion.
  • 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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