Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion at Wolfson
The three-year course enables students to study five world religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism) and their sacred texts and beliefs from a variety of perspectives: theological, philosophical, psychological, sociological, literary, anthropological, historical and linguistic. Theology continues to flourish and develop in new and exciting ways.
The University's entry requirements for TRPR can be found here.
We are looking for applicants with questioning minds, with the ability to argue and discuss ideas and with an appreciation of the important role that theological ideas and religious belief continue to have in the world today. Personal religious belief is not a consideration for the study of Theology and many who do so are atheists or agnostics, as well as followers of a faith.
No particular subjects at A level (or equivalent) are required for Theology, Religion & Philosophy of Religion. Evidence of linguistic aptitude is required and subjects such as Religious Studies, History, English and modern languages can be helpful, but so can any subjects that encourage clear, logical thinking and careful analysis of evidence. Students with a completely science background study TRPR and do very well.
Written Work, Assessment and Interviews
Applicants shortlisted for interview will be asked to submit two marked essays or other written work. This should be in a related discipline which the candidate is studying or has studied.
Those interviewed will also sit a written assessment on the day of the interview.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to be interviewed in December. There will be one or two interviews (in total lasting 40-50 minutes) which will be conducted online via Zoom.