Theology and Religion

Theology is an ancient intellectual discipline, with continuing and momentous social significance around the world today. Students gain an understanding of the intellectual underpinning of religious traditions, and of the social and cultural contexts for religious belief and practice. In order to engage fully with the questions raised by the critical study of Theology and Religion, you will have to become something of a historian and a philosopher, a textual and literary critic, and a linguist. The range of disciplines that may be encountered on the course makes study vibrant and challenging and means that our graduates are versatile and equipped with a variety of skills.

Studying Theology and Religion | How to apply | Taster sessions | Livestream 

Studying Theology and Religion

There are three BA courses available at Oxford: Theology & Religion; Philosophy & Theology; and Religion and Oriental Studies, all offering a wide range of course options.  In the videos, individual current students, recent graduates and tutors share their own opinions and experiences of our courses. Some of them and other students are available to answer questions for most of the Virtual Open Days.

Introduction to undergraduate study in Oxford's Faculty of Theology and Religion

Meet the Students

How to apply

We seek academically able applicants with a strong motivation to study the subject and the potential to thrive on their chosen course. None of our courses requires prior study of or qualification in any particular subject. It does require the submission of written work and in some cases, completion of a test. Watch the following videos for details.

Applications and Admissions (with Mary Marshall)

Philosophy Test (with Dave Leal)

Taster sessions

The recorded lectures in these videos address two very different areas of Theology and Religion.  They provide a taste of just two of very many different course options available to students.

Religion and the origins of the Holy Roman Empire (with Prof Sarah Foot)

Should Faith be optimistic or pessimistic? (with Dr Dafydd Daniel)

Previous Livestreams

Missed the livestreams from the Virtual Open Days? Watch them below.

Livestream Q&A with tutors and current students

Friday 17th September 2021

30 June Livestream

1 July Livestream