Theology Religion and Philosophy of Religion
In your first year you will be taught in several ways. A first-year student will take a language paper and four other papers. Languages are taught weekly in classes, ‘streamed’ according to previous experience. The other papers are taught by a combination of lectures given by expert lecturers in the Faculty of Divinity and supervisions typically in groups of two or three. A typical paper may have 16 hours of lectures and six hours of supervision.
Supervisions are an important opportunity for students to ask questions, try out new ideas, receive dedicated feedback on their work and begin to develop their thinking skills. This approach to teaching is one of the great strengths of Cambridge University.
Assessment is either by examination at the end of the year or by assessed essays. In the final year a student can also opt to write a dissertation on a topic they have chosen in place of one paper.