St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

St Mary's provides a nourishing and nurturing environment for History students. There's a wide breadth of choice across the programme and dedicated academic staff are keen to ensure that you achieve your very best. Our curriculum is designed on the principle of research'led teaching: you will be taught by historians who are experts in their fields. The University is on the doorstep of all of the employment opportunities that London offers. Our history graduates have gone into a variety of careers, including teaching, recruitment and business. Recent graduates have also moved on to do postgraduate work at top universities in the UK and abroad. We have an excellent environment in which to study history: there are lots of historic houses in the area, including Strawberry Hill House, which is attached to the University. We are 20 minutes away from The National Archives and 40 minutes by public transport from The British Library. 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

History Level 1: Society and politics in Tudor England; North America 1763'1900; the Indian ocean world; war and society in Europe; 20th century Britain; renaissance and reformation. Level 2: Art and power; 'Jim Crow' America; the hundred years war; explorers and voyagers; popular music: cultures and societies; women in America; the European city; film and cinema history; a European field'trip. Level 3: The reign of Elizabeth I; renaissance Venice; Ottoman empire; corsairs, converts and captives; the reign of Henry VIII; Britain and the second world war: memory, history, culture; sixties Britain; the middle east; American politics and culture in the 1960s; civil rights in America; Eastern Europe since 1945; 15 credit dissertation; 30 credit dissertation. 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
4 - 14 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

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

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