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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 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 9 Months
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Full-time October 2017 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 9 Months
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2017 GBP 9,100 per Year 1 (International) 21 Months
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2017 GBP 2,530 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 21 Months
Graduate Diploma - Grad Dip Part-time October 2017 GBP 3,800 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 21 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University DH1 3LG North East

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Theology and Religion
Telephone number: 
01913343293