Offer Holders

Recently been made an offer or about to start studying Religion and Theology at Bristol?  This page has lots of useful information to help you as you make your higher education choices and to get off to a flying start

Helpful Material on Transitioning to University

Guide to our Year 1 curriculum via our online Programmes Catalogue (see also ‘Programmes available in the Department of Religion and Theology’ in the ‘Related Links’ section)

Essay guidance (PDF, 148kB) by Rupert Gethin

Department of Religion and Theology Twitter Page: @BristolReligion

Staff from the Department speak about ‘Why Religion Matters’

Teaching Year 1 Units (Mandatory units – also see our year one optional units)

Living Religions West


Living Religions East


Issues in the Study of Religion

Approaches to the Study of Religion


Our Department

Also, why not start by finding something one of us has written on a topic you’re interested in? Click an academic’s name and when you are on their profile click on Research Outputs – some of our articles have been added to our own database and can be freely accessed.


Studying Abroad

The Department of Religion and Theology has at present links with twelve universities around the world (including placements in Montreal, California, Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney and closer to home Leiden and Copenhagen) and we are still adding new and exciting places to our list. All of our partner universities offer units taught in English and were chosen carefully for their high-quality teaching and research in Religion, Theology and related subject areas.

For a full and up-to-date listing of partner uni­versities see the Global Opportunities website:

What else can I do to prepare?

Click on the link for some recommended summer reading for the department’s mandatory units

Edit this page