Philosophy & Theology

This degree is constructed in the belief that the parallel study of the related disciplines of Philosophy and Theology leads to a deeper understanding of each.

The study of Philosophy develops analytical rigour and the ability to criticise and reason logically. It allows you to apply these skills to many schools of thought and individual thinkers, and to questions including the existence and nature of God and the relevance of religion to human life.

The study of Theology provides an understanding of the intellectual underpinning of religious traditions, and of the social and cultural contexts for religious belief and practice. It brings together a wide range of skills and disciplines, historical, textual, linguistic, sociological, literary-critical and philosophical.

The Pembroke tutors look for candidates with a strong interest in philosophical questions. There is normally only one place per year from the overall Theology quota for a student to read Philosophy and Theology.