University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' Focuses on four areas of study essential to a theology and religious studies degree in the 21st century: Religion, Ethics, Philosophy and Theology/Biblical Studies. ' 96% of students are satisfied with their personal development on this course (National Student Survey 2014). ' A targeted curriculum for those who want to teach religious studies at GCSE and A Level. ' Roehampton is ranked the best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015) and the most research'intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014). ' Theology and Religious Studies is in the top 15 in the UK for "world'leading" research publications (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Course Modules

Year 1: introduction to the bible; introduction to the study of Christian theology; introduction to the study of religion; religion in context (Judaism). Optional modules: classical philosophy; London as a resource for the study of religions; spirituality and mysticism; living theology 1 (ethics and personhood); introduction to biblical Hebrew; Latin beginner. Year 2: intermediate seminar study; work placement; the historical Jesus; religion in dialogue and conflict; philosophy of religion; Indian philosophy and religion; Islam; Christian theology (the essential questions); the book of revelation (the end of the world); living theology 2 (social justice and human rights). Year 3: dissertation; special essay; theology, art and culture; Islam and women; theologies from the non'western world; religion and human rights; myth and sacred narrative (ideas, ideologies and interpretations); the gospel of john and the early church; Jewish philosophy of religion (the problem of the other); the holocaust and the problem of evil.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 27
  • Tariff 112
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 112
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MDD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) D2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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91% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 88%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 84%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 75%

£20,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

70% Go on to work and/or study

In work 30
Studying 35
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 20
Unknown 10

17% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 12%

Total Coursework: 82%

Total Practical: 6%

£905 - £905
Typical cost of university accommodation

£1,030 - £1,236
Typical cost of private accommodation