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History and Theology & Religious Studies

University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen
English
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Program description

History and Theology & Religious Studies at Aberdeen is a great combination to add to your wide and deep study of all aspects of human activity in the past with a fascinating exploration of the origin, function, and meaning of religion, studying and comparing the major religions across the world, and with special focus on Christian faith in historic and contemporary contexts. You’ll graduate with language and highly-developed academic skills applicable in many careers.

History research at Aberdeen is rated top in Scotland for its impact and 2nd in the UK, in the latest UK Research Excellence Framework, with teaching rated ‘Highly Satisfactory’ in the last national quality assessment, and student satisfaction of 95%.

You’ll be enthused and inspired by teachers who are leaders in their fields, with expertise as diverse as medieval Scandinavia, early-modern Poland and modern East Asia, and enthralled by our wonderful collections of historic treasures collected by distinguished alumni over the centuries. In Theology & Religious Studies you’ll gain a sound understanding of the major religious traditions of the world, including their historical development and contemporary importance, with a special focus on Christian faith, life and doctrine in its historical, institutional and contemporary context.

You’ll study biblical languages, the history of the church in the west, the Reformation in Scotland, the role of religion in ethical and political debates, and religious aspects of disability. As a graduate you’ll have the specialist and the transferable academic skills to be highly employable in a wide range of roles including church ministry and administration, media and journalism, public service, charities, NGO and international affairs, business, publishing, and education.

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University of Aberdeen

Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the...


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