Durham University

Durham University

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.

Entry requirements

A good upper 2nd 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 modules

Course structure:Core Modules
Graduate Diploma dissertation.
Optional Modules
Optional modules in previous years have included:

2 choices from:
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 I
Christian Theology: Essential Questions II
God, Freedom and the Soul
Philosophy and the Christian Tradition
One further 20 credit module offered by the Department of Theology & 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.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by exams, essays and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time October 2017 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2017 GBP 2,530 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2017 GBP 2,530 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2017 GBP 2,530 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2017 GBP 3,800 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 21 months
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2017 GBP 2,530 per Year 1 (EU) 21 months
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2017 GBP 2,530 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2017 GBP 9,100 per Year 1 (International) 21 months

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Department of Theology and Religion
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0191 334 3293