Leeds Trinity University

Education and Religious Studies Leeds Trinity University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Are you interested in the ‘big questions’ in life relating to religion, philosophy and ethics? Would you like to understand the issues facing education? Do you want to open doors to a wide range of careers in education?

Education and Religious Studies gives you the opportunity to understand key education issues and relate them to practice, while learning about religions and their traditions.

You’ll learn by exploring contemporary issues facing education today, asking questions such as: What changes would we make to ensure schooling is fair and ethical for all? Should SATs be changed or abolished? At the same time, you’ll explore different religious traditions, considering questions such as: Does the Old Testament have relevance today?

We’ll analyse and debate these issues together, drawing on ideas from theology, sociology, popular culture, history and philosophy.

Putting theory into practice, you’ll complete two professional work placements in an educational setting and visit religious sites around Leeds and Bradford. This will give you vital professional experience, preparing you for postgraduate study in teacher training or a wide range of education careers.

By the time you graduate, you’ll be knowledgeable about the ideas and values of others, and you’ll have been able to develop ideas and values of your own. Most importantly, you’ll have been able to develop the skills, experience and confidence to be successful in a range of professional contexts.

Graduate opportunities
If you want to become a teacher, this course will prepare you for postgraduate teacher training at all levels: primary, secondary, further and higher education. You’ll be prepared for a wide range of careers in social work, ministries, charity work and education, where your professional skills in education and your academic background in religious studies will be highly valued.

Placement opportunities
Professional work experience is vital when applying for postgraduate study in teacher training or other careers in education. That’s why you’ll complete a five-week placement in your first year and a six-week placement in your second year. We’ll work with you to find a placement that matches your career aspirations, which could be in a variety of organisations including schools, hospitals, Sure Start centres, universities, chaplaincies and dioceses.

Course details


You will study a range of modules including: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, Reading the New Testament, Christology, The Christian Understanding of God, Critical Thinking Pilot, Research Project, History Education, Education Policy, and Education, Inequality and Social Justice.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.




Northern Ireland



Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 9L6B
Institution code L24
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £11,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015 Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

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