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BA English Studies and Theology

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  • Objectives
    This course combines the study of English literature and language with grounding in the sources and contemporary context for theological reflection. This is done by: studying the biblical writings; studying key thinkers, ideas, events and movements that shaped the course of Western Christian thought; studying other religious traditions, including philosophical questions about religion and relations between traditions; studying modules in English literature, language and optionally either drama or medieval studies.
  • Entry requirements
    Required subjects: A in English at A level IB score: 34 (6 in English)
  • Academic Title
    BA English Studies and Theology
  • Course description
    BA English Studies and Theology

    Programme

    Year one

    You gain familiarity with the practices of working at degree level and are introduced to language and modern literature in core English modules and can choose a module in medieval studies or drama. You gain a broad foundation in the critical study of the Bible, the historical development of Christian thought, modern Christian ideas and the Islamic tradition.

    Year two

    You take a core module in literary theory and can choose further modules in English language, modern literary culture, medieval studies and/or performance analysis. In Theology, you take a core module introducing the relation between religion and literature. In addition, you may choose to study in more depth areas such as Jesus, Paul, Old Testament, philosophy of religion, political theology, literature and religion and other religious traditions such as Hinduism.

    Year three

    Joint honours students enjoy the same wide range of final year options in English Studies as single honours. In Theology, there is also a wide range of third year options. In addition, there are further modules dedicated to the study of religion in literature and religion and popular film, as well as the opportunity to pursue an independent study project.

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