International Relations and Theology & Religious Studies at Aberdeen gives you solid grounding in the role of power, states and governments in an ever-changing global context and a fascinating exploration of the origin, function and meaning of religion. You will study and compare the major religions across the world, with special focus on Christian faith in historic and contemporary contexts. You will graduate with highly-developed academic skills applicable in many careers.
In International Relations, you will look closely at how states and organisations interact, global wealth and poverty and the ever-present concerns of conflict and peace. You will study regional and international tensions, nationalism, concepts of democracy and be taught by internationally renowned academics with strong track records in publishing international papers and articles. Many of our academics appear regularly in the media, analysing and explaining national, European and world developments from the viewpoint of their own area of expertise and research.
In Theology & Religious Studies, you will 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.
Your studies will include 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 will have many career options including church ministry and administration, media and journalism, public service, charities, NGO and international affairs, business, publishing and education.
About this institute
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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