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STANDARD ENTRYREQUIREMENTSAND TYPICALOFFERSWe accept a wide range ofqualifi cations including A-levels,Baccalaureates, BTEC andCACHE diplomas and, in somecases, prior work experienceor training.• BBC at A-level; or• International Baccalaureate30 points; or• BTEC Diploma in a relevantfi eld of study at DMM; or• CACHE Diploma in a relevantfi eld of study at B or• Access to Higher Educationqualifi cations in a relevant fi eldof study; or• Other A-level equivalentqualifi cations will beconsideredStandard entry requirementsalso include• 5 subjects at GCSEpassed at grade C or aboveFor combined honours ourtypical offer will lie between thosefor the two individual subjects.INTERNATIONAL/EU STUDENTSWe welcome applications frominternational and EU students.Indeed the programme thriveson the diversity of learningexperiences brought by studentsfrom a variety of educationalbackgrounds.We are happy to considerA-level equivalent qualifi cationsfrom any country. In addition ourtypical offer includes an EnglishLanguage requirement fornon-native speakers:• IELTS at 6.0 (including 6.0 atReading and 6.0 at Writing)or equivalent.See further entry requirementson our international studentpages at FACTSLOCATION:Westminster Instituteof EducationHarcourt Hill CampusOxford Brookes UniversityOX2 9ATSTART DATE:September 2011DURATION OF STUDYFull-time study: 3 yearsPart-time study: up to 6 yearsHOW TO APPLYApplications for full-time studyshould be made online via theUCAS website Institute Code name is OXFDand the Institute Code is 066.Applications for part-time studyshould be made directly to theuniversity using the universityapplication form. For furtherinformation on this mode ofstudy see our further details about theprogramme and entryrequirements contactGeneral Enquiries+44 (0) 1865 488784Admissions (0) 1865 488554EQUALOPPORTUNITIESOxford Brookes promotesequality of opportunity for allwho study, work and visit here.For more details please or call 01865 485929.To obtain a large-print copy of(or sections of) this publicationor to enquire about other formatsplease contact 01865 484848or email THEOLOGYBA SINGLE HONOURSBA/BSc COMBINED 05/10

RELIGIONAND THEOLOGYBA SINGLE HONOURSBA/BSc COMBINED HONOURSTHE COURSEIs religion changing? What doesreligion mean for a Muslim?Is there a universal spiritualitywhich all religions share?It is hard to overstate theimportance of the study ofreligion and theology for themodern world. Almost every areaof human and cultural activityis affected by historical andcontemporary expressions ofreligion. Understanding religionand its relationship to culture,politics and the environmentis vital at the beginning of thetwenty-fi rst century.The Oxford Brookes Religion andTheology course combines theresources of our internationallyfamous distance learning courseswith cutting edge classroombasedcourses in religion, cultureand ethics. These courses havebeen at the forefront of theteaching of religion and theologyin the UK for more than 25 years.WHY STUDYAT BROOKES?Where you choose to study willmake a considerable differenceto what you study and how youstudy it. The study of religion isprofoundly infl uenced by thecontext in which it is studied andfrom which it is viewed.Oxford Brookes provides an ideallocation and vantage point for thestudy of Religion and Theology.The culture and nature of thedepartment will enable you toadopt a contemporary perspectiveon contemporary issues, offeringa culturally and academicallydiverse community of scholarship.On the course you will fi nd ‘insider’and ‘outsider’ perspectiveswhich create important criticalconversations.All this takes place in Oxfordwhich is the centre of internationalscholarship and global encounterfor the study of religions and theircontemporary cultural expression.HOW WILLYOU STUDY?The BA in Religion andTheology at Oxford Brookesis unique not only in its subjectmatter but in the choice it offersyou as to your style and modeof learning. The programmehas been designed to be availableto study either on-campus orat-a-distance.*If you choose to study oncampus it is possible to studyReligion and Theology either onits own or in combination with arange of other subjects; popularcombinations include philosophy,communication, and education.* Interested in the distance learning mode of study?Our Religion and Theology programme has been designed to be available tostudy either on-campus or at-a-distance. Whichever way you choose to studythe academic content of the programme is identical, consisting of the samechoice of modules and academic module leaders. Religion and Theology byDistance Learning is only available to study on its own and not in combinationwith any other subject. For detailed information on our Distance LearningReligion and Theology programme visit our Or contact our AdmissionsTutor on +44 (0)1865 488554INDICATIVE MODULESYEAR 1• Introduction to Study ofReligions• Introduction to Theology• Introduction to Philosophy• Academic Literacy• Sources & Texts in Religion andTheology• Academic Literacy: Religionand Theology• Contextual Studies in Religionand Theology• Issues in ContemporaryReligions• Issues in Philosophy of Religion• Issues in ContemporaryTheologyYEAR 2• Essentials of Study of Religions• Essentials of Philosophy ofReligion• Essentials of Theology• Research Methods: Religionand Theology• Culture, Gender and Sexuality• Special Topics in the Study ofReligions• Vice and Virtue (MoralPsychology)• Special Topics in TheologyYEAR 3• Religions in Social Contexts• Theology in Social Context• Continental Philosophy ofReligion• Religion, Philosophy and theBody• Research Topics in Theology• Research Topics in the Studyof ReligionsCAREERPROSPECTSOn the Religion and Theologycourse you will developskills which are in demand inmany professional contexts,including skills in analysis andcommunication, empathy fordiversity of opinion and balancedjudgement concerning complexissues. Popular career pathsinclude teaching, charity work,social work, law and internationalrelations. Our graduates areincreasingly sought in thebusiness world, especially bycompanies working overseas orby fi rms employing people from avariety of business backgrounds.I think this course isbrilliant. It’s aboutreligion in an appliedcontext, about howideas apply to the restof our lives, and it’svery active learning -we’re encouraged toshout if we disagreeand start a debate.We talk about thingsbecause they’reimportant.Lucie Acraman, Religionand Theology Student

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