Taught course

Theology and Religion

Durham University · Department of Theology and Religion

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement is a BA (Honours) degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent, for example, a GPA of 3.7 on a scale of 4.0 scale), but applicants from non-traditional backgrounds or with other qualifications may be considered subject to interview and a review of written work.

The Diploma is an ideal programme to take if you are wanting to transition from another discipline to Theology and Religion, which you might wish to pursue at MA level. It is also ideal if you have already studied theology and religion to first degree level in another country, and wish to become familiar with the critical approach to these subjects that is typical in British public universities.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is intended for students who hold a BA (Honours) degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent, for example, a GPA of 3.7 on a scale of 4.0 scale) 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.

Information for international students

Please check the English language requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £4,830
International students
Full time: EU £4,830 Non EU £11,550

Please see the funding page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months
part time
21 months

Course contact details

Department of Theology and Religion
+44 (0)191 334 3929