Newman University, Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Theology and Philosophy is an ideal course for students with wide interests, since it embraces a variety of other subjects, including philosophy, ethics, history, literature, politics, sociology and anthropology. Almost every story covered in the media has an ethical, philosophical or religious dimension to it, so that theology is always relevant to the issues of today’s world. You will be encouraged to think about deep questions such as how human beings should live, what values are being promoted in society, and how different religions interact with modern culture. Here at Newman we offer a lively, multicultural environment in which students from a variety of religious and non-faith backgrounds can flourish.
The Single Honours Theology course offers the opportunity to study all the key areas of the subject, including Christian theology, philosophy of religion; ethical issues; biblical interpretation; and Islam and other major world religions.
The interactive teaching style used at Newman enables you to learn actively through debating and sharing ideas.
The approach to teaching and learning also centres on developing your ability to read and engage with primary texts, such as the scriptures and creeds of the world’s religions, and the original writings of philosophers and theologians.
Study trips are offered annually, to, for example, local places of worship, art galleries, and historic Cathedrals.
- Newman is almost unique among UK University Departments in offering optional modules in Religious Education to help prepare interested students for a future career in teaching.
We pride ourselves on giving good academic and individual support to each of our students. Teaching is varied and assessment is by coursework only (not exam), involving textual commentaries, case studies, portfolios, essays, journals and oral presentations.
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||Newman University|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course is not accepting applications from international learners.
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||You must achieve at least 96 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. MM at BTEC Diploma or MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
Students can achieve the requirements with a combination of Distinction, Merit and Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course.96 UCAS Points:
D21-M3-P21; D18-M9-P18; D15-M15-P15;
D12-M21-P12; D9-M27-P9; D6-M33-P6;
Five GCSEs at grade 4 (or C) or above (or recognised equivalents), including English Language at grade 5 (or C) or above, are also required.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.newman.ac.uk/course/theology-and-philosophy-ba-hons/full-time/
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
We will be on the phones and online from 7am-5:30pm Thursday 16th August, 8:30am-5:30pm Friday 17th August 8.30am-1.00pm Saturday 18th August and back again at 8:30am Monday 20th August all through the week between 8:30am-5:30pm. Out of office hours - 24 hour answerphone
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
The Admissions Registrar
0121 476 1181
Fax: 0121 476 1196