Religion

Courses

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Never studied religion? Not religious? It doesn’t matter. This course is designed for anyone to explore important questions humans have about creation, life and beliefs. Study the subject on its own, or as part of a teaching qualification.

Joining us on field trips and listening to guest lecturers, you’ll explore practices as they are lived in the 21st century and understand how religion interfaces with society and culture. When you graduate, you’ll be able to show employers your understanding of diversity and difference, as well as empathy and sensitivity towards different religions.

Never studied religion? It doesn’t matter – and you don’t have to be religious either. This course is designed for anyone who wants to explore important questions humans have about creation, life and beliefs. You’ll cover all of the major world religions, as well as non-religious expressions of spirituality and the rise of digital religion. We’ll help you understand how beliefs and practices are lived in the 21st century and how religion interfaces with society and culture.

But it doesn’t end there. We organise a range of field trips to religious communities and places of worship, as well as inviting guest speakers to provide insight and fresh perspectives. Our Religion Now seminar series also discusses the latest research in this diverse area.

At Edge Hill, you can study religion on its own, or as part of a teaching qualification. The way we teach and assess varies. You might be asked to put together a creative portfolio for one project and a video presentation for the next. By the end of the course, you’ll understand diversity and difference, and be able to show empathy and sensitivity towards different religions.

  • Learn from research-active lecturers – who have had work published in their specialist areas, such as the use of the Bible in society, LGBTQ+ experiences of religion, gender and religion, and the history of Islamic traditions.
  • Studying religion opens up a range of careers, from working in the civil service to becoming a journalist, supporting a charity on their mission to getting involved with religious ministries.
  • Focus on religion in the modern world. You’ll cover Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism – many unis don’t cover such an extensive range of traditions.

Courses

Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Education and Religion BA (Hons) VX36
Religion BA (Hons) V600
Secondary Religious Education with QTS BA (Hons) XV63 (2 Years) or XV62 (3 Years)

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The faculty has a strong commitment to practice-based learning and has developed partnerships with over 2,000 schools and colleges, local authorities and professional associations.

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Open Days and Virtual Events

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Our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including religion, through a series of online activities.

You can view exclusive video content, including pre-recorded presentations about the University and our courses, take a virtual tour of the campus, and find out more about student life, accommodation and student support.

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