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Course summary

The study of Theology and Philosophy is really relevant to the issues of today, as almost every story covered in the media has an ethical, philosophical or religious dimension to it. This subject helps you to understand the world in which we live, then, since both our history and our modern culture are shaped by religious beliefs and philosophical traditions. The course will encourage you to consider the deep questions facing individuals and society about life and death, self and identity, and the responsibility of human beings to one another and to the environment. The BA (Hons) in Theology and Philosophy is, therefore, an ideal course for the student with wide interests who loves thinking and debating. Students from a range of backgrounds and prior learning experiences are welcome, and the course is open to those of any religious tradition or none. Why study this course?

  • Theology and Philosophy at Birmingham Newman University challenges students to think deeply about the greatest questions facing society today such as climate change, human rights, gender equality and the nature of work.
  • The course emphasises the ability to read and engage with primary texts, such as the scriptures and creeds of the world’s religions and the writings of philosophers and theologians
  • The programme includes optional modules in Religious education for those students considering a career in teaching


Please see the Birmingham Newman University website for details.

Assessment method

Please see the Birmingham Newman University website for details.

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

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are currently unable to accept applications from international learners.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please refer to the Birmingham Newman University website for details.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
Theology and Philosophy at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS