Theology: University of Birmingham

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Theology: University of Birmingham, Department of Theology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Religious Studies or Theology
3 years
+44 121 414 5666
+44 121 414 4381


Theology explores questions about the meaning of life, as well as the particular texts, beliefs and traditions of different religious groups. Studying religion in this way is an excellent way of helping you to think about your own values and beliefs and become more aware of different viewpoints.

Their programmes in Theology offer a flexible structure for exploring different aspects of religious life, belief and tradition. You can explore a range of different religious faiths, as well as changing forms of religion and spirituality in contemporary society.

First year

Your first year lays foundations and introduces you to areas that you can explore in depth later. There are three core courses, which are compulsory for Single Honours students. These provide introductions to Biblical Studies, Christian Theology, and the Study of Religion. Optional courses include introductions to Hinduism, Judaism, Islam and Sikhism, and the study of the Holocaust.

Second and third years

Here you have more freedom to choose your own subjects for study. These range from the study of the Bible or the Qur’an, to the philosophy of religion, and religion, society and politics. Single Honours students will also write a dissertation in their third year.

Teaching and assessment

They use a range of teaching and learning methods to help you get the most out of your studies – including presentations, discussions, field trips, and exercises on the internet.

Career opportunities

A popular career choice is teaching, but the range of other careers that their graduates have entered is enormous, including work for religious organisations, journalism, the legal profession, business, social work and personnel management.

Entry requirements

  • Number of A levels required: 3
  • Typical offer: BBB–BBC
  • General Studies: accepted
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 30–32 points

Other qualifications are considered – see the entry requirements section for full details

Contact details

  • Admissions Tutor: Dr Ian Draper
  • Telephone enquiries: +44 (0)121 414 3613
  • Email:

For general information about open days

Main University Switchboard

  • Postal address: The University of Birmingham
    B15 2TT
    United Kingdom
  • Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3344
  • Fax: +44(0)121 414 3971


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