Students can choose between the BA (Single Hons) in Theology and the BA (Hons) in Theology combined with another subject. The programme is divided into modules. With the exception of the 40 credit single honours dissertation (year 3), each module counts for 20 credits of study. In any year, a full-time student is expected to take 120 credits. Combined honours students take some of their modules in Theology and the remainder in their other subject.
In Year 1 all students, single honours and combined honours, are required to take the following modules: Introduction to Christianity, Introduction to Biblical Studies, Theology and Social Justice. Single Honours students are also required to study the following modules: Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Introduction to the Study of Religion.
In the second year a module from the Christology category (e.g. Jesus and the Gospels; Jesus in Christian Doctrine) is a prerequisite for the final year Theology dissertation or extended research essay.
Students also take modules from one or more of the following categories: Selected Texts in Biblical Studies (e.g. Gospel and Letters of John); Selected Topics in Social Justice (e.g. Religion and Community, Theology and Popular Culture); Selected Topics in Religion (e.g. Islam, Judaism, Buddhism); Selected Topics in Ethics (e.g. Ethics in World Religions); Selected Texts in Philosophy (e.g. Kant, Chinese Philosophy, Religion and Science).
In Year 3 all Single Honours students must take the Theology Dissertation (40 credits). All Combined Honours students must take the Theology Extended Research Essay (20 credits).
Students also take modules from one or more of the following categories: Systematic Theology (e.g. Christian Doctrine and Interpretation, Modern Theological Thought); Advanced Topics in Biblical Studies (e.g. Biblical Interpretation); Advanced Topics in Social Justice (e.g. Political Theology); Advanced Topics in Religion (e.g. Religions in the Contemporary World, Criticism of Religion, Religion and Visual Culture); Advanced Topics in Ethics (e.g. Religion, Gender and Sexuality); Advanced Topics in Philosophy (e.g. Indian Philosophies, British Idealism).