BA Abrahamic Religions
UCAS code : V690
Course length: 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Typical offer: ABB - BBC; 280-320 UCAS points; IB 32-34
Fees: Money Matters
Programme Convenor: Mr Jonathan Gorsky
  Tel: 020 77954219
More information: Programme Specification
  Tel: 020 7795 4202

Why choose this course?

This innovative programme is believed to be one of the first such degrees in the world. It focuses on the three great monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and the relations between them. All three faith traditions share a commitment to texts, to high moral standards and to a common philosophical background. All have had to wrestle with questions of interpretation. Although Jews, Muslims and Christians have more in common than many members of the faiths realise, tensions between them underpin some of the key conflicts in the modern world. However, alongside the conflicts,
understanding, respect and dialogue bring them together in an exciting and challenging way.


Opportunities to gain work experience

• Each year, students can attend a week-long conference of Jews, Christians and Muslims at Wuppertal in Germany, involving people of all ages from different communities in Europe and the Middle East.

• First and second year students are encouraged to participate in carefully selected interfaith projects that supplement the programme.

• Internships, community projects and schools work enable students to improve their skills in verbal expression, public speaking, teamwork, facilitation and interreligious dialogue.

What transferable skills will I acquire?

• The ability to treat conflicting views with sensitivity
and respect.

• Understanding and respect of the views of others.

• The ability to engage in dialogue on challenging issues.

• Teamwork, time-management and presentation skills.

What could I go on to do?

• There is an ever increasing demand for qualified graduates to work in policy making, interfaith and in roles with culturally and religiously diverse communities.• You will have a sound knowledge of religions which you could use directly in teaching or in further postgraduate study.


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