University of Gloucestershire Theology

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University of Gloucestershire Theology

University of Gloucestershire Theology

Theology and Religious Studies (BA) course map

Please note this course map is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

  • Course Leader: Adrian Long
  • Senior Tutor: Adrian Long

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Level 6

Module CATs
To complete your programme you must pass the following compulsory modules:
HM6000: The Dissertation 30
HM6602: The Bible: Prophets, Paul and Politics 30
To complete your programme you must pass a minimum of 30 credits from the following:
HM6501: Love, Sex, and Death 15
HM6502: Emergent Spiritualities 15
HM6601: Christology and Atonement 15
HM6604: The Old Testament: from Text to Ethics 15
HM6605: Religion, Philosophy and the Visual Arts 15
HM6606: Apocalyptic: Text, Tradition, Culture 15

What are Course Maps and Module Descriptors?

Course Maps

A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.

Module Descriptors

A module is a self contained, individual unit of study. The Module Descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.

Course Resources Archive

Course Maps and Module Descriptors from previous years can be found in the Course Resources Archive.

Masters by Research or PhD Theology and Religious Studies (Postgraduate)

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Complete a survey of existing knowledge in your specialist area in biblical studies, religious studies or theology. Advance your professional practice and academic knowledge.

You may be following a research degree out of personal interest. However, it is also an important step towards lecturing in higher education or for progressing or entering a new career in religious studies.Join a vibrant learning community with an established international reputation through research, publications, supervisions and presentations at academic conferences. Expertise covers a wide range of topics in areas such as theology, Old Testament, New Testament, Buddhist philosophy, Islam and contemporary Judaism. We are developing a specialism in the Bible and spirituality and welcome applications in this area.

Our research community attracts students from around the world including from Australia, Canada, India, South Africa, Japan, Germany, Korea and the USA. Our strengths in Biblical studies led to the development of the International Centre for Biblical Interpretation. This aims to promote scholarship that both studies the Bible in its various ancient contexts and engages with its subject matter in such a way as to advocate its continuing significance for life in church and society.

There are currently three professorial chairs in the department: Gordon McConville, Professor of Old Testament Theology; Andrew Lincoln, the Portland Professor in New Testament Studies; and Melissa Raphael, Professor of Jewish Theology. You have the opportunity to undertake interdisciplinary research within humanities and also across the university. It is possible, under certain conditions, to do a research degree in theology and religious studies by international distance learning (in your own country).

Entry requirements

  • All research students who have not completed a relevant Masters degree, or other appropriate research methods training, are required to complete two core modules of the Master of Research (MRes).
  • MA by Research/MRes/MPhil: you will need at least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area
  • PhD: you will need a Masters degree or equivalent, in a subject area relevant to the proposed research topic
  • We normally consider applications from candidates from different backgrounds who demonstrate appropriate research experience and achievement
  • International students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.


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