A course that trains you for a digital, global age in which theological insight and religious literacy matter more than ever.
- The degree combines open inquiry into cutting-edge contemporary debates against the background of a living religious tradition.
- Opportunities to visit international sites of religious significance, such as Jerusalem or Rome.
- You will receive teaching and tuition from top-level academic experts drawn from the St Mary's theological research centres.
- Combine your studies with Education Studies.
Why study Theology, Religion, and Ethics?
Our degree in Theology, Religion, and Ethics combines contemporary debates with ancient disciplines.
Along with our experts, you will read seminal writers and thinkers of centuries-old traditions, pick up critical views of contemporary world issues, and examine the cultural appropriation of religious ideas and imagery.
You may wish to study modules about science and religious ethics, politics and the Bible, or look closely at developments in theory and theological doctrine.
This degree allows you to explore some of the most recent and the most long-standing examples of the perennial human search for meaning, and apply them to the realities of contemporary society.
Why St Mary's?
Studying Theology, Religion, and Ethics with us enables you to engage in open critical inquiry and contemporary intellectual debates in a setting with a vibrant religious identity.
We focus on cultivating academic excellence and are deeply concerned with ensuring your receive the best student experience.
The programme includes opportunities to visit religious communities, and we also make use of the galleries and museums of London, situating your degree within the wider cultural economy of the UK.
While the degree takes special account of the University's Catholic identity and ethos, we welcome students from all faith traditions—and none.
Our staff includes academics of various backgrounds and convictions, and we offer a supportive and welcoming community in which you can study. All our staff aim to ensure that you are highly attractive to employers after you graduate.
As part of your degree, you will also have the opportunity to take part in an work placement. Previous students have been placed in the local and wider London area, in religion, public life or interfaith relations thinktanks, third sector agencies such as charities and NGOs, catholic schools, and units for ethical and social responsibility in the corporate sector.
Theology, Religion, and Ethics is also available as an undergraduate degree with a foundation year.
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Dr Jeremy Pilch
Programme Director - Theology, Religion and Ethics