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Course summary

Faith is inseparable from the art, music, literature and moral thinking of all societies. This unique course explores how religious and ethical traditions shape creative expression. You'll look at both historical developments and contemporary issues such as:

  • how does the media shape public understanding of religion?
  • how does the Bible influence art, music and film?
  • how have authors of fantasy and science fiction explored religious and ethical ideas?
Our staff include theologians, philosophers, historians, biblical scholars and sociologists. This diversity strengthens your studies and broadens your views. As part of the course we encourage you to use video, art and other creative formats to explore theological ideas. No previous academic experience of Religious Studies is needed to do this course. Combine with another subject Religion and ethics can also be studied alongside philosophy in our joint honours programme. You can also combine them with other subjects in our Liberal Arts BA.


Your first two years are a combination of core and optional modules. You'll get a solid foundation in essential thinking around culture and ethics in relation to religion. You'll also be able to choose topics that grab your interest or expand your existing knowledge. If you want to can take the opportunity to learn Biblical Greek and/or Hebrew. The third year has a core dissertation that allows you to write an in-depth piece on a subject of your choosing, supported by a member of staff. The rest of your year is built from optional modules based on the latest research interests of our academics. Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award. You can also spend time overseas through the Study Abroad programme.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 75% overall

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £21500* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £21500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Religion, Culture and Ethics at University of Nottingham - UCAS