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Undergraduate Religion

Whatever your background or beliefs, this course is designed for anyone interested in exploring important questions about why people live in the way they do and how faith and spirituality affects the public sphere. 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.

Our research-active lecturers specialise in areas such as use of the Bible in society, LGBTQ+ experiences of religion, and gender and religion.

Studying religion opens up a range of careers, from the civil service to journalism to getting involved with charities.

Focus on the major religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Many unis don’t cover such an extensive range.

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Discover Religion at Edge Hill University

Whether studying religion on its own or as part of a teaching qualification, our programmes explore important questions about creation, life and beliefs. Covering all the major world religions, you'll learn how spiritual beliefs and practices interface with society and culture in the 21st century.
Education and Religion student Lucy

The course is not at all what I was expecting when I chose to study Religion. But in a good way. We look at religion through lots of different lenses, including sexuality, gender, feminism, family origins and disability, which I hadn’t even considered before.

Lucy Hulme

BA (Hons) Education and Religion

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Secondary Religious Education with QTS student, Claire McFadden

The place, the people and the support is unmatched. I am proud to say I attend Edge Hill University.

Claire McFadden

BA (Hons) Secondary Religious Education with QTS

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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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