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BA (Hons)History with Religious Studies

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Overview

Our BA History with Religious Studies gives you the opportunity to study two subjects that will help you to make sense of the world around you.

Through our diverse and inclusive History curriculum you will learn about an array of cultures and identities. What links our work is our focus on people’s history and everyday lives. This is represented strongly in our first year programme, which will give you an insight into the making of the modern world through exploration of beliefs, magic and medicine, campaigns for freedom and equality, Africa and the world, and America from Hamilton to Trump.

Our first year module Belief and Disbelief explores religious beliefs alongside superstitions. More broadly, Religious Studies complements History’s focus on everyday life. Whether you’re religious or not, understanding the beliefs that guide people’s lives is crucial to navigating a globalised world. Studying religion is a fascinating opportunity to explore it from social, political and ethical perspectives. You’ll learn about the development of religious ideas and practices over time through the exploration of four major world religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism.

History with Religious Studies offers further opportunities in the final year of your studies when you have the option of writing a dissertation. Although you are not required to, you might choose to research a topic that combines elements of both subjects. You could, for example, explore the historical roots of religious ideas and and the influence of practice on contemporary culture.

Career opportunities

Employability is central to everything we do. History offers you the possibility of a placement in a local museum, archive or heritage site, enabling you to gain valuable transferable skills. As well as working in the huge heritage industry, past students have gone on to careers in teaching, the law, civil service, librarianship, retail management, marketing, the voluntary sector, publishing and the media.

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