Today, where over 80% of world’s population describe themselves as belonging to a religion, and where religious conflict is often in the news, understanding different world faiths is increasingly important. A degree in Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion offers the opportunity to study religion through many lenses, including the historical, philosophical, sociological, literary and scientific. The degree develops skills highly valued by employers, including critical analysis, writing ability and an understanding of contemporary global contexts.
Girton College and the Faculty of Divinity will be running a Taster Day for pupils in Years 10 and 11, aimed at introducing the study of Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion at university level. The programme will include taster sessions by University academics designed to inspire students to consider taking this exciting subject on to A Level and university. Students will have the opportunity to meet with current undergraduate theology students, and to learn more about university life and the application process.
The day will:
- Explain the breadth of university courses in Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion.
- Encourage students to develop an interest in these subjects and demonstrate the value of studying them at university.
- Enable students to experience taster sessions on a range of contemporary issues related to the study of religion.
- Inform them about their A Level choices and how this will affect their university applications.
There is no cost to attend the event. Lunch is provided, but we regret we are in most cases unable to cover travel expenses.