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BA (Hons) Religion course preparation

To help you feel prepared for your BA (Hons) Religion studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now. Open the links below to find out more:

Suggested reading

You’ll be given lots of information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access, when you begin your studies in September.

In the meantime, there are a couple of books you might like to read before starting your degree if you can. We don’t recommend rushing out to buy texts before you arrive. But if you can pick some up second hand, borrow from a library or access online, we suggest:

  • The Study of Religion: an introduction to Key ideas and Methods, by George Chryssies and Ron Greaves. 2014. London, Bloomsbury
  • Sacred Scriptures of the World Religions: An Introduction, by Joan Price. 2009. London, Continuum
  • An Introduction to Religious and Spiritual Experience, by Marianne Rankin. 2008. London, Continuum
  • Digital Religion: Understanding Religious Practice in New Media Worlds, edited by Heidi Campbell. 2013. London, Routledge

Useful websites

The following are really useful resources:

Suggested tasks for summer

We have created a selection of tasks which will help you to prepare for you course:

Task one. Engage with current debates
Task two. Develop your awareness of beliefs and practices
Task three. Digital religion

Meet your programme lead: