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
£5,380.00 per year


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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