BA (Hons) Religion and Theology

BA (Hons) Religion and Theology

At York St John University we approach theology not as just an abstract concept but as something that is rooted in the realities of everyday life. The modules you will study explore the connections between religion and contentious issues in modern life, such as:

  • The gap between wealth and poverty
  • Relationships between races and genders
  • The influence of the media
  • The role of ethics in life and death decisions
  • Environmental issues and sustainability
  • The morality of war

You will also learn about the philosophies and historical events that have shaped today’s world. There will be opportunities to explore the questions raised by religion and philosophy from the perspective of other academic subjects, such as literature, art, politics and film. The course also allows for creative expression, as you convey your ideas through artwork, posters and creative writing.

This course will give you a deep understanding of the relationship between religion, theology and the wider world. Whether you are a person of faith, agnostic or atheist, this course is based around discussion, debate and sharing ideas, and all perspectives are welcome. We will always encourage you to do your own research and form informed responses to the complex questions raised. By giving you vital transferable skills and offering opportunities for work related learning, we also make sure you are ready for your career.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

Through this degree you will learn to think in an empathetic and critical way. This is valuable both in a range of career paths and in life more broadly. You will also build essential transferable skills in researching, written and verbal communication, self management and team work.

This degree could be the first step toward your career in:

  • Ministry
  • Interfaith work
  • Teaching
  • Social services
  • Charity and community projects
  • Youth work

Course Details

Year 1

Studying Religion
Values and Virtues: Ethics and Religion
Philosophy and Religion
Foundations of Christian Theology
The Story of the Bible
World Christianity
Global Islam

Year 2

From Descartes to the Death of God
Work Related Learning
Matters of Life and Death
Problems of Evil
Religion and Literature
Religion and Politics
Theology and the Environment
Religious Mapping

Year 3

Religion and Myth
Religion and Genocides
Negotiated Study 1 and 2
Religion in the Public Sphere
Religion and Globalisation
Feminist Ethics and Religion
Religion and Visual Culture
Great Philosophical Texts
Spirituality and Public Life
Theology and Ethics through Film

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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