Department of Theology & Religion | BA Philosophy and Theology 36 months Undergraduate Program By Durham University |Top Universities
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Program Duration

36 monthsProgram duration

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Main Subject Area

Theology, Divinity and Religious StudiesMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies

Degree

BA

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BA Philosophy & Theology at Durham University

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Gain an understanding of what it is to be human by exploring the big questions concerning human life, religion and the Universe.


Studying Philosophy & Theology allows you to confront and study the big questions concerning human life – questions such as ‘What does a flourishing human life look like?’ and ‘What do people believe about the world and their place in it?’  With numerous areas of overlap, these complementary disciplines are particularly suitable to study alongside each other.


The Philosophy element of your degree will equip you with the skills needed to think carefully and deeply about what matters in a good life and how individual happiness is related to Friendships, Relationships, Family, Society, the Political System and Culture. At Durham, you will also follow one of the widest-ranging philosophy degrees in the country equipping you with expertise in Anglo-American Analytical Philosophy and Continental Philosophy.


Within the Theology modules, you will study how human beings have always had, and always will have worldviews and fundamental beliefs about the Universe and their role in it. This part of the human condition will be studied from a range of methodological and disciplinary perspectives. You can also apply to add a placement year or a year abroad to your degree, increasing the course from three years to four.


Philosophy is a new subject for many students, so in your first year you will follow a range of introductory courses, introducing the fundamental philosophical subject areas. You will also take a number of comparable introductory modules in Theology.


In your second year, you will further increase your knowledge by taking two core modules in Philosophy and Theology. You will also have a wide selection of optional modules to choose from for both subjects.


The third year includes a dissertation that allows a deep, independently driven, exploration of a topic of your choice.


Our degrees are designed to give you a strong and broad foundation of subject-specific knowledge as well as transferable skills and personal qualities developed during your studies: thinking clearly, writing well, presenting arguments, analysing texts, assessing evidence, solving problems, pursuing and organising research. These skills are highly valued across many sectors.


Our graduates readily find employment in fields such as education, social work, politics, journalism, business management, banking, the clergy, the performing arts and the charity sector. A significant number also progress onto higher-level study, such as postgraduate study in Theology & Religion or professional qualifications in Law and Education.


Philosophical training will equip you with a range of theoretical and transferable skills, including critical thinking, problem solving, communication, project management, presenting and researching, that will be of value to employers across a range of industries.


Our graduates work in a vast range of employment sectors worldwide, including law, the Civil Service and politics, management, public relations, teaching, journalism, media and publishing, marketing, retail and business, IT and financial services. Examples of recent employers include Penguin, Random House Publishing, Save the Children, Amnesty International and The Guardian.


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Program overview

Main Subject

Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies

Degree

BA

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BA Philosophy & Theology at Durham University

[email protected]


Gain an understanding of what it is to be human by exploring the big questions concerning human life, religion and the Universe.


Studying Philosophy & Theology allows you to confront and study the big questions concerning human life – questions such as ‘What does a flourishing human life look like?’ and ‘What do people believe about the world and their place in it?’  With numerous areas of overlap, these complementary disciplines are particularly suitable to study alongside each other.


The Philosophy element of your degree will equip you with the skills needed to think carefully and deeply about what matters in a good life and how individual happiness is related to Friendships, Relationships, Family, Society, the Political System and Culture. At Durham, you will also follow one of the widest-ranging philosophy degrees in the country equipping you with expertise in Anglo-American Analytical Philosophy and Continental Philosophy.


Within the Theology modules, you will study how human beings have always had, and always will have worldviews and fundamental beliefs about the Universe and their role in it. This part of the human condition will be studied from a range of methodological and disciplinary perspectives. You can also apply to add a placement year or a year abroad to your degree, increasing the course from three years to four.


Philosophy is a new subject for many students, so in your first year you will follow a range of introductory courses, introducing the fundamental philosophical subject areas. You will also take a number of comparable introductory modules in Theology.


In your second year, you will further increase your knowledge by taking two core modules in Philosophy and Theology. You will also have a wide selection of optional modules to choose from for both subjects.


The third year includes a dissertation that allows a deep, independently driven, exploration of a topic of your choice.


Our degrees are designed to give you a strong and broad foundation of subject-specific knowledge as well as transferable skills and personal qualities developed during your studies: thinking clearly, writing well, presenting arguments, analysing texts, assessing evidence, solving problems, pursuing and organising research. These skills are highly valued across many sectors.


Our graduates readily find employment in fields such as education, social work, politics, journalism, business management, banking, the clergy, the performing arts and the charity sector. A significant number also progress onto higher-level study, such as postgraduate study in Theology & Religion or professional qualifications in Law and Education.


Philosophical training will equip you with a range of theoretical and transferable skills, including critical thinking, problem solving, communication, project management, presenting and researching, that will be of value to employers across a range of industries.


Our graduates work in a vast range of employment sectors worldwide, including law, the Civil Service and politics, management, public relations, teaching, journalism, media and publishing, marketing, retail and business, IT and financial services. Examples of recent employers include Penguin, Random House Publishing, Save the Children, Amnesty International and The Guardian.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

3 Years
Sep-2024

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

9,250 GBP
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International Students

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Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

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  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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