St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

The programme places significant emphasis on linking theory to practice, providing students with the opportunity to take four work placements in the second and third year of the degree. As significant emphasis is placed on collaboration and teamwork, Education and Social Science at St Mary's will provide you with knowledge and skills that will be valuable in a wide variety of careers. While the degree offers a well'recognised route into primary and secondary teaching, the range and diversity of the programme content opens up several options for those who are interested in working with special populations. If you study at St Mary's, you will be provided with opportunities to participate in international study tours ' such as Rome or Jerusalem ' and overseas study for a semester. There are also opportunities for workplace learning and internships. The Theology department is always delighted when anybody wants to join theological discussion and we are always fascinated to hear people articulate the reasons they have for their interest in Theology and Religious Studies. The team has many years of wide'ranging academic and pastoral experience, which is key to the shape of the programme we offer. A series of public lectures and debates are offered through Aquinas Centre for Educational Research and Theological Literacy. St Mary's also offers the 'Aquinas Award' for students who have made a distinct contribution to St Mary's values. Theology and Religious Studies is central to the vision of St Mary's for engaging with a complex and pluralistic world. You will join the programme at a wonderfully exciting and innovative time for us all.

Course Modules

Education and Social Sciences Core: nature, purposes and politics of education; communication and academic literacy; education and employment; values in education and research methods; research project; educational and social research (core for single honours and joint major). Option: learning and teaching; the history of education; creativity and the arts in and across the curriculum; inclusion and diversity in education and employment; curriculum and lifelong learning; people in workplaces; English studies in education; managing people in organisations; society and education; assessment and planning for teaching; youth culture and new media; citizenship and globalisation; independent investigative study/business consultancy project; managing people in organisations; work placement; contemporary issues in education. Theology and Religious Studies Level 1: The first year is foundational for students, whether studying for a single honours degree or as a joint honours degree; modules include: Foundations in Christian theology, which examines the content of Christian faith and practice in an ecumenical spirit; foundations in Biblical interpretation, which explores the Old and New Testaments in search of their historical and contemporary significance; foundations in religious studies, which examines the functions and dimensions of religion, with an introduction to six major world religions; foundation in western classics engages with the ideas which shape the cultural matrix of the West; in addition students could choose an optional module on religion, community and culture, which would involve them in fieldwork in various parts of London; students also have the opportunity to study options from Biblical Hebrew and New Testament Greek during their degree. Level 2: Modules include: Biblical studies: Hermeneutics of the Old Testament; synoptic gospels; Pauline Christianity; theology: grace and salvation; Christology and trinity; Eastern Christian traditions; religious studies: Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, atheism and non religion. Level 3: Modules include: Biblical studies; gospel of John; prophets; apocalyptic; wisdom literature; theology; worship; liturgy and sacraments; ethics and spirituality; bioethics; issues in science and religion; ecclesiology; religious studies; religion in modern Britain; religion and gender; religious perspectives on conflict; mind soul and psychology; issues of identity.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
1 - 4 years
Part Time Day
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Higher BBBC
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCC
  • European Baccalaureate 60%
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) MD
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2

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£4,410 - £5,783
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