If you enjoy examining and exploring different cultures and religions then Religious Studies should interest you. We’ll examine areas of Islamic Studies such as Muslim history, beliefs and culture, and elements of Philosophy of Religion including a study of various theories surrounding the soul, body and life after death. You’ll examine different attitudes towards miracles, along with attempts to prove the existence of God. You don’t need a GCSE in RE or a religious faith but must be willing to relate to the ideas of others and express your own opinions.
Higher Education Destinations:
- The University of Huddersfield – Religion and Education
- Leeds Beckett University – Childhood studies
- The University of Chester – Politics
- The University of Chester – Education Studies and Theology and Religious Studies
Religious Studies will teach you about a range of cultures and religious beliefs, which is useful when working with the public or communities. Religious Studies is, therefore, a good basis for any HE course and particularly for careers in areas such as Social Work, Teaching, Nursing and the Police.
We prefer applicants to have a 4 in GCSE English Language and a general interest in Religious Studies.
Student Case Studies:
“The majority of the course consists of studying the philosophy of religion. You get to question, explore and assess different views held by different people. This encourages debate and helps you develop a variety of skills such as communication, as well as becoming more tolerant and aware of the beliefs of others we interact with. It’s interesting and useful.”
Zartasha is going to study Law at University.