Theology and Religion
This programme is intended for students who hold a BA (Honours) degree or equivalent in another discipline, but who wish to acquire a knowledge of Theology and Religion at a level which would permit them to undertake further study in the subject.
A good upper second class honours degree (65+% or GPA 3.7), but applicants from non-traditional backgrounds or with other qualifications may be considered subject to interview and a review of written work.
Course structure; 4 option modules; dissertation.; core modules; graduate diploma dissertation. Optional modules in previous years have included: landscapes of worship in contemporary south Asia; literature and theology of the old testament; new testament theology; topics in Christian ethics; death, ritual and belief ; the making of modern Christianity: medieval and reformation Europe; Christian theology: essential questions 1 ; Christian theology: essential questions ii; god, freedom and the soul; philosophy and the Christian tradition; 1 further 20 credit module offered by the department of theology and religion at levels 1 or 2; plus 2 choices from:; Aramaic; biblical theology; advanced Greek texts; religious innovations; new testament ethics; issues in old testament studies; the cross in the shadow of the crescent; the first urban churches; religion and film; religious violence in the reformation era; emotion and identity in religion; the sociology of conservative Protestantism; the postmodern god; 1 peter and the Petrine tradition (English); 1 peter and the Petrine tradition (with Greek); the theology of Thomas Aquinas; marriage and family in Christian social teaching; war and peace in the orthodox tradition; gospel, mission and empire; the letters of john and the origins of Gnosticism (English); the letters of john and the origins of Gnosticism (Greek); the historical Jesus; reading Greek sources about the historical Jesus; Jesus Christ in the twentieth century; faith and the experience of war in the Christian world; religions in Sub-Saharan Africa; religious difference in the reformation world; the doctrine of the church from the fathers to the present.
Exams, essays and a dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Graduate Diploma||Full-time||£ 6,100 per Academic year (home fees)||9 months|
|Graduate Diploma||Full-time||£ 14,900 per Academic year (overseas fees)||9 months|
|Graduate Diploma||Full-time||£ 6,100 per Academic year (EU fees)||9 months|
|Graduate Diploma||Part-time||-||21 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Durham University||Durham||DH1 3LG||North East|
Department of Theology and Religion
0191 334 3293