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Theology Religion and Philosophy of Religion

Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion is an extraordinarily varied degree that allows students to learn a great variety of academic skills and to design their studies to fit their own interests.

All students must learn a scriptural language in their first year (Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, or Sanskrit) and language skills can be helpful – though mathematicians and musicians also often do well in these papers. Some papers involve close and critical engagement with the scriptures of one of more of the world’s faith traditions; others use the social sciences (e.g. sociology or psychology) to study religious beliefs and practices. There are papers in church history ranging from the 1st to the 21st centuries, and others that train students to think philosophically and theologically in ‘conversation’ with classic texts, again from several world faith traditions. Students can choose papers from a menu of choices, and some opt to construct their degree over three years by specialising for example in religious studies, or Judaism, or Christian theology, or history.

This unusual range of courses prepares graduates for a similarly wide range of careers.

As well as our webpages on 'Entry Requirements', 'Teaching Staff' and 'How you Learn', you can find out more about the Course Content and Open Days on the Faculty of Divinity website.


Miss Vicky Mills
Admissions Officer
Trinity Hall
Trinity Lane
Cambridge CB2 1TJ

t: +44 1223 332535

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