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Theology, Religion & Culture

King's College London
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Awarded by: King’s College London

The study of theology will give you an understanding of Christian thought and show you the ways in which it has inspired philosophers, thinkers, artists and social movements across the centuries and up to the recent present, and how it has led to fierce debate. This degree will allow you to develop specific skills, such as mastery of biblical languages, and explore texts, while also challenging you to make connections between and across fields of study. The critical skills and intellectual flexibility you will develop will be valuable in a wide range of future careers. Each programme has a distinctive core, with a unique pattern of modules – some year-long and some over a single term). You will be required to take certain modules, mostly in the first year, while the range of options increases substantially in the second and third years, to suit your developing individual interests and strengths. Module options may change from year to year as we strive constantly to further improve the variety of modules on offer.


We strongly believe that teaching and research should be closely related. All teaching members of staff are therefore research-active, many enjoying international reputations as leaders in their fields. Our commitment to original research means that we can introduce students to new discoveries in areas as diverse as priesthood and cult in ancient Israel; mysticism; political Islam and the state; the relationship between philosophy and literature, and between moral and aesthetic value; and religion and politics, in particular nationalism, ethnicity and global networks.


Methods of assessment vary between modules, but typically involve the submission of some coursework (usually an essay) and a written examination, and a few modules are assessed through only one of these methods.


As a capital city, home to a mix of people of hugely diverse backgrounds, London will offer you tremendous opportunities as a student of religion. Numerous religious groups with very different beliefs, rituals and religious art exist nearby. Our central location means we have access to such unrivalled resources as the National Archives, the British Library, the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Lambeth Palace Library, to name only a few. This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules that you select.

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