Theology and Religion

Theology and Religion is one of the most challenging and stimulating subjects you can study. The Theology and Religion subject strand will introduce you different ways of thinking about religion and how it shapes the world.  Students will participate in discussions that will raise ethical and philosophical questions that are among the most fundamental we face as human beings. 


8 x 3 hour sessions, to be held on weekdays between January and June, both in and out of term time.

Session 1 Wednesday 23rd January 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 2 Wednesday 6th February 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 3 Wednesday 20th February 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 4 Wednesday 6th March 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 5 Wednesday 27th March 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 6 Wednesday 24th April 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 7 Wednesday 22nd May 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus
Session 8 Wednesday 5th June 2019 13:00–16:00 Streatham campus

Activity Locations

All subject activity sessions will take place on the University of Exeter Streatham campus.

Meeting point: Streatham campus main reception

Subject Activity Strand Content

Participating students will take part in undergraduate-style seminars, led by specialists in their respective fields. Each seminar will be similar to how we teach undergraduates; not a lecture but a discussion-based seminar through which we will discuss how political, cultural and social issues affect our lives and communities.

Subject areas may include the use of the Bible in English literature, particularly the narrative of the Fall (Adam and Eve, origin on Sin, Sexuality etc.) and the relationship between film and religion, and how films as a medium can be used to generate new ways of understanding of religion.

The eight sessions will introduce students to the format and style of undergraduate teaching, giving participating students not just a sense of what it might be like to study Theology & Religion at university level but also a sense of what it is like to study as a historian, anthropologist, literary critic and philosopher.


This subject activity strand has contributions from the following degree programmes:

  •  BA Theology & Religion

Entry Requirements

In the event of this subject strand being oversubscribed, priority for places will be given to students studying Religious Studies or Philosophy & Ethics at A Level. 

Pass Criteria

A minimum of 6 out of the 8 subject activity sessions must be attended, in addition to the Exeter Scholars Student Conference.