Theology and Religion

Why Pembroke?

Theology and Religion is a truly interdisciplinary degree that incorporates a range of subjects and methods Studying Theology and Religion allows students to take up elements of Philosophy, Biblical Studies, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology and Languages, and plenty of other subjects. In recent years, the Faculty has been running a new curriculum, which gives students a huge choice of subjects and flexibility of study.

We have a lively community of theologians at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and our own unique postdoctoral research programme in the subject called ‘Religion and the Frontier Challenges’. There are two Theology Fellows and other attached scholars, and so the subject is particularly well-resourced in terms of its teaching community.

Our two lead Theology tutors are Professor Justin Jones, a specialist in world religions with a particular focus in modern and contemporary Islam, and the Rev. Dr Andrew Teal, our College Chaplain whose, research interests include historical & systematic theology, history of Christianity and the study of religions.

What extra Activities do we offer?

Pembroke hosts events to bring the large theology community together, including academic seminars, informal social gatherings and subject dinners. Students also benefit from valuable workshops on general study skills, including exam timetabling, revision skills and dissertation subjects.

Could you become a Theology and Religion student at Pembroke?

The most important characteristics for success are simply enthusiasm and interest. As with many other humanities subjects, strong essay-writing skills, open-mindedness and and an ability to conduct research are necessary qualifications. But you do not need any specific background in the subject to apply, and we welcome applications from those with no direct background in the subject. If you are considering this course, please attend an open day [link] where you can meet our tutors and students and find out more.  This is the best way to get a feel for whether you should make an application.  We look forward to meeting you!

Have you seen our related joint honours courses?

Theology can also be taken as a joint honours course in the form of Philosophy and Theology and Religion and Oriental Studies. Find out more about these courses on their respective pages.

Theology and Religion Course Video

Theology and Religion

Why Pembroke?

Theology and Religion is a truly interdisciplinary degree that incorporates a range of subjects and methods Studying Theology and Religion allows students to take up elements of Philosophy, Biblical Studies, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology and Languages, and plenty of other subjects. In recent years, the Faculty has been running a new curriculum, which gives students a huge choice of subjects and flexibility of study.

We have a lively community of theologians at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and our own unique postdoctoral research programme in the subject called ‘Religion and the Frontier Challenges’. There are two Theology Fellows and other attached scholars, and so the subject is particularly well-resourced in terms of its teaching community.

Our two lead Theology tutors are Professor Justin Jones, a specialist in world religions with a particular focus in modern and contemporary Islam, and the Rev. Dr Andrew Teal, our College Chaplain whose, research interests include historical & systematic theology, history of Christianity and the study of religions.

What extra Activities do we offer?

Pembroke hosts events to bring the large theology community together, including academic seminars, informal social gatherings and subject dinners. Students also benefit from valuable workshops on general study skills, including exam timetabling, revision skills and dissertation subjects.

Could you become a Theology and Religion student at Pembroke?

The most important characteristics for success are simply enthusiasm and interest. As with many other humanities subjects, strong essay-writing skills, open-mindedness and and an ability to conduct research are necessary qualifications. But you do not need any specific background in the subject to apply, and we welcome applications from those with no direct background in the subject. If you are considering this course, please attend an open day [link] where you can meet our tutors and students and find out more.  This is the best way to get a feel for whether you should make an application.  We look forward to meeting you!

Have you seen our related joint honours courses?

Theology can also be taken as a joint honours course in the form of Philosophy and Theology and Religion and Oriental Studies. Find out more about these courses on their respective pages.

Theology and Religion Course Video