Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Religious Studies (BA)

Students studying BA Religious Studies will develop an understanding of the role of religion in the world and study the origins and development of religious traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism.

Our BA Religious Studies degree enables students to become familiar with the specifics of religious traditions and to make comparisons between the beliefs and practices of different religions, particularly in the context of a world coming to terms with its cultural and religious diversity.

This program is intended to stimulate curiosity about, and fascination for, the variety of religious cultures across the globe, and to open up a greater awareness of plurality within religious traditions and within societies at large. This gives students a real insight into the human condition and the multiplicity of religious beliefs and practices in the world.

Admission requirements

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results.

We are interested in creative people who demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.

To assess student suitability for their chosen course, we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered, as well as your qualifications.

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Program content

The program is made up of the following combinations of core, compulsory and optional modules:

  • Level 4, five compulsory modules, including a cross-faculty study skills modules completed by all students, and one optional module;
  • Level 5, five compulsory modules, including subject-specific research methods modules completed by all students, and one optional module; and,
  • Level 6, all students complete a dissertation of either 20 or 40 credits in addition to three compulsory modules and two optional ones.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

This program is also available in Welsh.


Tuition fees for 2021/2022: £13,500

Career paths

It is a sought after degree by employers who want staff to engage with a diverse cultural environment. Consequently, many of our students find employment and build careers in social services, counselling, nursing, policing, and fire and rescue services.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is widely recognised for mobilising its students for the world of work. Student Services offer an active program of employment-related activities; the School of Theology, Religious Studies and Islamic Studies regularly builds bridges for its students to employment-related activities endorsed by the University.

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

UWTSD is the oldest University in Wales and was founded in 1822. It has campuses in rural and city locations in the UK. The University’s main campuses are situated in various locations in and around Swansea’s city centre as well...

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