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Gain a sophisticated understanding of theories and methods at the forefront of Theology and Religious Studies. You’ll study diverse religious traditions in the UK and beyond, as well as their impact on the world around us with the Theology and Religious Studies course at University of Leeds.

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Core modules explore the relationship between religion, theology and the public sphere in human rights, wealth and wealth creation, terrorism and social justice. 

You’ll also gain an understanding of research methods in the humanities and social sciences.

You’ll also select from optional modules focusing on topics that suit your interests, such as philosophy of religion, the links between religion and global development or gender, multiculturalism and more. 

With the support of leading researchers, including those working in our Centre for Philosophy of Religion and Centre for Religion and Public Life, you’ll develop a wide range of skills while exploring a subject that is vital for understanding the world we live in.

Career opportunities

This Theology and Religious Studies course at University of Leeds  will give you a range of in-depth subject knowledge, as well as valuable transferable skills in research, analysis, interpretation, communication and cultural awareness.

All of these qualities are valuable in a wide range of careers. Graduates pursue careers in a variety of sectors including the charity sector, NGOs, education, local government, civil service and policy work, business and legal services, the media and social work.

Many also continue their studies at PhD level, and even pursue academic careers after this.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophy and Spiritual Practice
  • Sin, Public Discourse and Public Life
  • Religions and Global Development
  • Contemporary Issues in Religion and Gender
  • Muslims, Multiculturalism and the State
  • Religion and Society: Research Process and Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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We recommend that UK/EU candidates apply at least two weeks before the start of the course. International candidates should try to allow at least a month.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor degree with 2:1 (Hons) in theology, religious studies or another humanities or social science subject.

  • Other subjects will only be considered if there is evidence of relevant experience, background or private study in the field.


If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science offers a range of scholarships, including full-fee or partial-fee scholarships. The application forms and further information can be found on the University website.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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