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MArts Religion and Theology with Study Abroad (V601)
A-level standard offer: AAB
A-level contextual offer: BBB
See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.
This degree will enable you to understand and explain the ways in which religion significantly shapes the world as well as offering a rare opportunity to study the subject at home and abroad.
Your first year provides a solid foundation in religion’s complex interaction with the modern world. Subsequent years allow you more flexibility to shape your degree to suit your interests.
In years one and two you take units covering issues and approaches to the study of world religions. You will be offered optional units on various aspects of Buddhism, Christian history and theology, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Chinese and Japanese religions. You can also choose to study one of the following languages: Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin or Sanskrit.
After successfully completing years one and two, you will have the opportunity to spend your third year abroad at one of our partner universities. We currently have partnerships with institutions in Asia, Australia, Canada, the US and continental Europe. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities.
During your fourth year you will explore the theme of comparative religions and take optional units that enable you to focus on a theme or pursue broader issues. You will delve into the subject by producing a dissertation.
Our welcoming classroom environment enables you to interact closely with lecturers. Tutors employ a variety of teaching styles, ranging from small-group sessions to larger lecture units.
Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.Go to programme catalogue
We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.
A-level standard offer
A-level contextual offer
BBBFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
DDD in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended DiplomaFind out more about our BTEC entry requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma contextual offer
31 points overall with 15 at Higher LevelFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Advanced Higher: AB, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Access to HE Diploma
Access to HE Diploma in Humanities, Social Sciences, Law or History (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include 24 credits at Distinction and 21 at Merit or above.
Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.Search international qualifications
Applicants must also meet these requirements
GCSE profile requirements
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:
- 7.0 overall with 7.0 in writing and 6.5 in all other skills
- GCSE English Language grade B or 6
- An alternative English Language Profile B qualification
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels
More about UK qualifications.
- We only use your information in UCAS to assess your application. There are no other selection criteria or processes.
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- Regulations and codes of conduct we abide by to create a positive environment for learning and achievement: