Education and Religion student Lucy Hume stands near a tree in front of the Main Building. There are small pieces of coloured card handing from the branches of the tree.

Whatever your background or beliefs, this course is designed for anyone interested in exploring important questions we have about creation, life and faith. Study the subject on its own, or as part of a teaching qualification.

Joining us on field trips and in guest lectures, 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.

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.

  • Explore religion with support from experts researching areas like the use of the Bible, paganisms, social media and religion, history or religion, digital religion and gender.
  • Studying religion opens up a range of careers, from working in the civil service to becoming a journalist, to supporting a charity on their mission, or 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 – and you will see how they apply to the modern world.


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)

Student Views

EHU Insight on The Conversation


Three students chat while stood by the lake on the western side of campus, with the Faculty of Education visible behind them.The Faculty of Education enjoys the enviable position of being one of the country’s leading providers of education, training and research for the Children’s Workforce.

Housed in a state-of-the-art £9m building, the Faculty of Education’s facilities include a 300-seat lecture theatre, five well-equipped ICT suites, and 18 teaching rooms complete with the latest technology.

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

A prospective student and her father talk to a member of the Open Days team at a stand in Sages restaurant.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, 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.

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