Comments about BA Languages and Religious Studies & Comparative Religion (3 or 4 Years) - At the institution - Manchester - Greater Manchester
Selected entry requirements A level: Grades from AAB-BBB. French/Spanish/German (Minimum of grade B at A level/Scottish Advanced Higher/ILC or grade A at AS level/Scottish Higher) for entry to the French, Spanish or German areas of study. Evidence of competence in general language learning (usually at A-level/Scottish Advanced Higher /ILC) for entry to the Italian, Russian, Greek, Latin, Arabic, Hebrew and Portuguese area of study. You should specify which language you would like to be considered for in the further information section on your UCAS form. Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. GCSE: Minimum of grade C in English Language. Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. International baccalaureate: Contact us for further information. Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
BA Languages and Religious Studies & Comparative Religion
Combined Studies offers you a degree which allows you to study course units from Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and some Sciences. The degree is structured around a range of disciplines, and is therefore able to draw on a wide range of University Schools in order to make a wide selection of courses available to you. The structure of the degree is designed to provide both coherence and flexibility.
The Languages study area enables you to study a Modern Language progressively over three years. In general, there is a balance between studying the language and reading the literature. You will spend at least eight weeks in a country where the language is widely spoken between the second and third years, or if you wish to devote half of your degree to the language you will spend a full year abroad.
Course units in the Religious Studies & Comparative Religion area fall into two fairly distinct groupings. One focus is provided by Comparative Religion, where you can study courses in the methodological aspects of religious study as well as on individual religions like Buddhism or Hinduism. In the second grouping you study religion from the specific angle of Christianity and other closely related religions (particularly Judaism). Biblical Studies offers course units in the criticism and exegesis of texts from the Old and New Testaments. Ecclesiastical History has courses on the historical background of Christianity. You select courses according to your own particular interests which often go on to provide the subject of a dissertation in the third year.
Combine arts, social sciences and some sciences in a single degree programme.
Wide range of courses available.
Year Abroad for those who devote half their degree to a language.
A degree in Combined Studies gives access to numerous possibilities for further study or training, and future employment: our students have become teachers, translators, journalists, social workers; have joined TV companies and multi-national firms; have entered, in fact, all the careers usually open to Arts and Social Science graduates. Many go on to postgraduate study. In our experience many employers look favourably on students who have demonstrated their abilities in more than one field.