Taught course

Theology and Religion

Durham University · Department of Theology and Religion

Entry requirements

Normally a second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent (for example, a GPA of 3.7 on a scale of 4.0 scale) but applicants from nontraditional backgrounds or with other qualifications may be considered subject to interview and a review of written work.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is intended for those who hold a bachelor's degree in another discipline, but who wish to acquire a knowledge of Theology and Religion at a level which would permit them to undertake further study in the subject.

Examples of optional modules:

  • Landscapes of Worship in Contemporary South Asia
  • Literature and Theology of the Old Testament
  • New Testament Theology
  • Topics in Christian Ethics
  • Death, Ritual and Belief
  • The Reformation and its Legacy
  • Christian Theology: Essential Questions
  • God, Freedom and the Soul
  • Philosophy and the Christian Tradition
  • Aramaic
  • Biblical Theology
  • Advanced Greek Texts
  • New Testament Ethics
  • Issues in Old Testament Studies
  • The First Urban Churches
  • Religion and Film
  • Emotion and Identity in Religion
  • The Sociology of Conservative Protestantism
  • The Postmodern God
  • Peter and the Petrine Tradition
  • Christian Tradition and the Practice of Politics
  • The Letters of John and the origins of Gnosticism
  • The Historical Jesus
  • Reading Greek Sources about the Historical Jesus
  • Jesus Christ in the Twentieth Century
  • Faith and the Experience of War in the Christian World
  • Religions in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Thomas Aquinas: Background, context and Legacy
  • Religion, Media and Popular Culture.

Fees and funding

UK students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • GradDip
    part time
    21 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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