Information for schools

Studying Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford provides a unique opportunity to understand the diverse and vital role of religion in the twenty-first century. It will provide your students with training in a wide range of essential skills.

Innovative curriculum

Oxford’s reputation as a world-leading center for the study of Theology and Religion is today more important than ever. Our innovative new curriculum expands on our historic strengths in the study of Christianity, offering expert tuition in all world religions. We are proud of the public attention it is receiving. 

Flexible pathways

All of our students receive the same solid foundational training in their first year of study, while benefiting from the flexibility to pursue and develop their individual interests. This includes instruction in one of the great religious languages – Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Arabic, Pali, and Sanskrit.

For the remainder of their time at Oxford our undergraduates build on this foundation, choosing freely, but with expert guidance, from a broad range of papers. Students may choose to focus on areas traditionally associated with the study of Theology at Oxford, such as Christian Doctrine, or to pursue study of a variety of other traditions. No two Oxford Theology degrees need look the same.

Find out more about course structure and the options available.

Multidisciplinary approach

The papers on our course cross many disciplinary boundaries, immersing students in a range of subjects such as philosophy, history, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, and textual and literary criticism. We also offer two exciting joint honour degrees – Philosophy and Theology and Theology and Oriental Studies.

Our multidisciplinary approach, combined with the flexibility and diversity of the course, attracts students from a variety of different backgrounds, including many who have not taken A-level religion.

Read more about our course requirements

Career Prospects

The skills our students develop equip them for a wide range of rewarding careers. Graduate destinations include law, the public sector, further education and academia, the charity sector, banking, marketing, and publishing. On average, 8% of our graduates choose to enter religious ministry.

Read our guide to using a theology degree for more information on the skills employers value and graduate destinations.

Resources

The university provides a variety of resources to help you assist students considering a degree at Oxford, including an e-guide to supporting applications, open days and outreach events.

For more information, why not contact our Schools Liaison Officer:

Telephone: +44 (0)1865 282353

E-mail: schools.liaison@theology.ox.ac.uk

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