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Theology, Religion & Philosophy of Religion

Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion at Cambridge is a wide-ranging and flexible degree course that attracts students from many different religious, social, educational and geographical backgrounds.


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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. 

You can find further information about studying TRPR on the University's course pages. Detailed information is also available on the Faculty's Prospective Undergraduates page.

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What are we looking for?

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.

Entry Requirements

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. Please consult the University's entry requirements for TRPR for further information.


Applications to study TRPR at Wolfson are submitted through UCAS. The College additionally requires the submission of written work and an online interview, as detailed below.

Written Work

Applicants are required to submit two pieces of written work by 2 November. This should be in a related discipline which the candidate is studying or has studied. For the March round, all applicants must submit their written work by 8 March.


There is no written assessment.


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to be interviewed in December (or late March for those who apply in the March round). There will be one or two interviews (in total lasting 40-50 minutes) which will be conducted online via Zoom.

For more information about making an application, please visit our application webpages.  

You can also find useful information on our Application FAQs page.