100% of UWTSD’s Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies students agreed that staff are good at explaining things – NSS 2018. Theology is one of the broadest subjects you can study at university because theology is a discipline that is supposed to be about everything. Drawing on the Judeo-Christian traditions, students of theology at UWTSD examine everything from the nature of God and the meaning of life to principles of social justice to the history and development of the great theological traditions that have shaped our world. Combining this with History, students can explore different political, social, economic, military and cultural aspects of history. It combines a study of change over time in broad sweeping survey modules introducing key aspects of the medieval and modern world, with more focused modules on topics such as the First World War and 1980s Britain. * Five Reasons to Study Theology and History:* • Wide range of modules on relevant topics such as the nature of God, monastic life, and the Crusades. • Modules based on lecturers' distinctive research expertise in the Abrahamic faiths and the history of the Middle Ages. • 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.
In the study of Theology, students will be able to examine the major questions of life from the perspective of the Judeo-Christian traditions. This programme enables students to explore the sacred writings of Judaism and Christianity, as well as the teachings, practices and social impact of Christianity, from historical and contemporary perspectives. Students will benefit from staff specialism in biblical studies, church history, systematic theology, and religion in the modern world. Our History students will encounter multiple approaches to and source materials for understanding the past, with a particular focus on utilising the onsite archive of manuscript and printed primary sources. This results in a rounded and comprehensive programme of study which grounds students in the requisite theories, methodologies and practices of the discipline of history. The first year of study is designed to ground you in key themes and topics in medieval history (such as the Crusades, the role of the church and the origins of universities) and modern history (for example revolutions, world wars and imperialism). Second and third-year modules concentrate on topics such as medieval saints, the Normans, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the history of cities, the Enlightenment, the First World War, the legacies of the 1980s and Black Atlantic culture. 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
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|