Theology and Philosophy is of great importance for understanding the world in which we live and is an ideal course for the student with wide interests who loves thinking and debating. The course will extend your understanding of religion and culture, and encourage you to consider deep questions about humanity, society and technology. Almost every story covered in the media has an ethical, philosophical or religious dimension to it, so that theology is always relevant to the issues of today. Here at Newman we offer a lively, multicultural environment in which students from a variety of religious and non-faith backgrounds can flourish.
On this course you will have the opportunity to study the philosophy of religion in-depth and also engage with key aspects of theological thought, both classical and modern. There are also modules in biblical interpretation, contemporary ethical dilemmas, and the ways in which different religions interact with political issues. Throughout you will be encouraged to relate your academic study to current issues in today’s society and to see its relevance to the world of work.
The interactive teaching style used at Newman enables you to learn actively through debating and sharing ideas, and is highly valued by current students.
You will learn to read and analyse primary texts like the scriptures of the world’s major religions and the writings of leading philosophers and
theologians. Field trips to places of worship and other sites of interest form an integral part of some modules. The programme includes optional modules in Religious Education for those students considering a career in teaching.