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From the earliest traces of human existence, religion has been a powerful way to understand the purpose of life, the nature of the cosmos and the basis for human behaviour. In our richly BA Religion and Theology degree, you will explore the histories, cultures and beliefs of both major and less well-known religious traditions, taking your pick from a variety of approaches and research specialisms that cover all the major world religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam and Christianity).
You tailor your own programme from a wide-ranging choice of modules. You will combine thematic, social scientific, linguistic and historical approaches, addressing both the history and basic beliefs of religious traditions and their thematic study, from religion in the media to mythology in modern cinema. Examining religious history and culture across a broad spectrum, you will also consider the political and social dimensions of religion, from gender and sexuality to warfare and social ethics.
A focus on the relationship between the history of religions and contemporary issues in society. This is made an area of initial focus in the core modules
A wide range of scriptural languages from elementary to advanced level.
The inclusion of an independent study (in year two) and a dissertation (in year three) ensure that the programme enshrines research-led teaching and independent study at its heart.
The question-driven second year core module, ‘What is Religion?’ - an innovative combination of ‘insider’ and ‘outsider’ perspectives on the nature of religion
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBC - BCC||Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||
in Humanities or Social Science subjects.
Any other BTEC subject if combined with an A-Level excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.
|Extended Project||A||For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||
GCSE English Language Grade C or 4,
IGCSE English First Language grade C,
IGCSE English as a Second Language grade C
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||Achieve the IB Diploma with 655 in 3 HL subjects with 6 in HL History, Classics or Ancient History|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBC - BCC||Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
English language requirements
If you are an overseas applicant and your first language is not English, please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our accepted qualifications: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.