100% of UWTSD’s Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies students agreed that staff are good at explaining things – NSS 2018. UWTSD ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in Anthropology – NSS 2018. Anthropology is the study of human life and behaviour. And that requires getting out into the world to find out what people are up to. A degree in Anthropology at UWTSD gives you the opportunity to do just that – to study and experience human culture in a whole new way. Your concentration in Religious Studies will compliment this emphasis by giving you a grounding in the beliefs and practices of a wide range of world faiths. The course will help you understand the role of religion in the world and study the origins and development of religious traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Five Reasons to Choose Religious Studies and Anthropology: • Wide range of modules on relevant topics such the political anthropology, religious movements, or cultural conceptions of sex and gender. • Modules based on lecturers' distinctive research expertise in religious experience and sustainability. • Innovative immersive teaching in small groups and one-to-one tutorials. • Space for independent thinking and opportunities to pursue your own interests. • Chance to combine your studies with modules from other humanities subjects.
The Religious Studies degree focuses primarily on religion in the contemporary world, with acknowledgement of the significance of religion in shaping history. The programme looks at specific religions, highlighting various themes in which religion has an influence or a role. World faiths are explored in the form of Abrahamic religions and Asian traditions as well as Indigenous religions, with specific focus on South America, as well as the new religious movements and alternative spiritualities that became significant in the West from the mid-20th century onwards. Anthropology explores the fundamentals of what it means to be human. It takes the whole world as its point of interest and brings one face to face with the eye-opening variety of human behaviours both in the present and from the past. Anthropology students at UWTSD have the opportunity to observe and engage with communities and cultures first-hand. For instance, students are able to undertake Voluntary Work Abroad and be active participants in staff’s research projects, both in the UK and abroad. We are one of the few places where undergraduate students are provided with in-the-field practical training. All anthropology students at University of Wales Trinity Saint David are offered, and assisted to take up, exciting opportunities to go abroad for field work. The programme is made up of the following combinations of core, compulsory and optional modules. These might alter a little from year to year owing to staff changes, curriculum development and recommendations following validation. However at level 4 there are 5 compulsory modules, including a cross-Faculty study skills modules completed by all students, and 1 optional modules. At level 5 there are 5 compulsory modules, including a School-specific research methods modules completed by all students, and 1 optional modules. At level 6 all students complete a Dissertation of either 20 or 40 credits in addition to 3 compulsory modules and 2 optional ones.
The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following type of assessment: essays of 1000 to 4000 words in length, document analyses, book reviews, short reports and reflective journals, timed tests, take home exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wikis, commentaries and film evaluations.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Lampeter Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|