As part of the RE Enrichment offer for Year 11, the GCSE groups had a university lecturer from Edge Hill University speak to them about where RE can take them in the future. The Year 11s spoke about the experience and said…
During the talk, Paul Smalley, the Edge Hill lecturer, shared some key points from the ‘theology and religious studies in higher education’ website. Some of the highlights were…
Studying theology and religion increases your understanding of the world
What is religion, and why are people religious? Where did each religion come from, and how did they grow? How have religious ideas influenced the greatest music, art and literature? What role does religion play in peace, violence and politics around the world? What can religious traditions teach us about today’s ethical challenges? Theology and Religious Studies provide fascinating insights into some of the most influential forces shaping the past, present and future of humanity.
What A-Levels do I need?
Most universities do not require specific A-Level subjects for a degree in Theology or Religious Studies. You may find that an A-Level in Religious Studies or Philosophy and Ethics will give you a great head start, but this is not essential. Any subject that teaches you to analyse texts, ideas and evidence will be good preparation, like English, History, Geography, Sociology, languages or science.
Theology and Religious Studies is for everyone – believers, doubters, agnostics and atheists.
Studying religion teaches us to understand some of the most influential ideas in history. Some students want to learn more about their own tradition or culture. Others want to learn where different ideas came from, why people believe them, and how we can live together in a diverse society. Whoever you are, a good understanding of religion will help you to make sense of the world we live in!
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