Unlike many other Theology and Religious Studies degrees, we focus on the anthropological question of what it means to be human in the context of religion, theology, ethics and philosophy.
You’ll learn from active researchers who specialise in a wide range of fi elds, from Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism, to new religions, shamanistic and indigenous traditions. You’ll study the history, texts, worldviews, and ritual practices of a variety of religions and lifeways, examining them cross-culturally and in local contexts. You’ll also delve into the history and development of the teachings of a range of religious traditions, which will give you the chance to better understand their contemporary expressions.
Your assessments will include essays, blogs, portfolios, presentations, and posters, ensuring that you develop the highly transferable skills sought after by employers. You’ll also complete two professional work placements, getting the opportunity to understand how to apply the skills you’ve developed in a professional context.
By the time you graduate, you’ll have been able to develop the skills to engage with contemporary religious issues in today’s complex world.
Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as PGCE Religious Education, which we provide here at Leeds Trinity. Many of our students also go on to do Masters courses, including Taught Masters and Masters by Research at Leeds Trinity.