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BAHistory and Theology

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

History and Theology are two disciplines that provide a rich and insightful learning experience when studied together.

Religious movements, institutions and theological ideas have had a profound influence on historical events and processes, and vice versa. Awareness of one discipline enables a more informed, nuanced understanding of the other.

At the University of Birmingham, you will study alongside staff with research expertise in the interplay of history and theology. Our knowledge covers a range of historical periods (antiquity, medieval, early modern, modern and contemporary), geographical contexts (Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America) and religious ideologies. Graduates will be able to engage critically with historical and theological debates and identify how they influence each other, developing an informed appreciation of the religious and historical context of pressing contemporary issues.

Programme structure

First year
History:

Compulsory modules:

Practising History (A): Skills in History
Practising History (B): Approaches to History
You will choose one of these modules:

Discovering the Middle Ages
Reformation, Rebellion and Revolution: Making of the Modern World 1500-1800
You will also choose one of these modules:

Living in the Middle Ages
The Making of the Contemporary World: Modern History c.1800 to the Present
War and Society
United States History 1865-2000
History first year detailed module descriptions

Theology:

You will take our compulsory module, Introduction to the Study of Religion, and 40 credits of optional modules. There are plenty of subjects to choose from including Introduction to the History of Christianity, which is co-taught by the Department of History and Department of Theology and Religion.

Compulsory modules:

Introduction to the Study of Religion (20 credits)
See our first year module descriptions (compulsory and optional)


Second year
History:

Compulsory modules:

Group Research
Option (History)
Choose from one of the following:

History in Theory and Practice (20 credits)
Research Methods (20 credits)
Professional Skills Module (20 credits) – please note: places on this module are limited
History second year detailed module descriptions

Theology:

Depending on your chosen balance of study, you will study 40, 60 or 80 credits from our wide range of optional modules. If you are planning to take a Theology dissertation in your final year, it is compulsory for you take the Dissertation Preparation module.

See our second year module descriptions

Year abroad
You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year. Find out more.

Final year
History

Compulsory modules:

Special Subject A+B (20 + 20 credits)
Optional Modules:

Students can also take an Advanced Option A, an Advanced Option B or a Joint Honours History dissertation for a further 20 credits or two of these modules for a further 40 credits.

If you studied Research Methods (Dissertation Preparation) in year 2 you would normally be expected to do a 40 credit dissertation in History (for 80 credits in total).

History final year detailed module descriptions

Theology:

You will be expected to undertake an independent research project. History and Theology students can chose to do this in either History or Theology. If you do a dissertation in History, you are not obliged to do another in Theology. Alternatively, you can write a Link Dissertation, which combines both subjects and is jointly supervised.

Depending on your chosen balance of study, you will study 40, 60 or 80 credits of optional Theology modules.

Career opportunities

History and Theology graduates go on to pursue highly successful careers in professions such as:

Law
Accountancy
Journalism
Teaching
Management consultancy
Local government
Housing
Publishing
Marketing
Media
Retail Management
Library and Archive work
Charity administration
Social policy

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States