Course Handbooks

Handbooks contain general information about academic life in Oxford as well as specific details relating to individual degree courses.

The Schedules of Papers contain descriptions of the papers (units of study) available to students on all three BA courses and the Postgraduate Diploma in Theology and Religion. These descriptions include information on course content, delivery and assessment.

The Preliminary Examination is the first year of the BA course. The Final Honour School comprises years two and three of the course.

All Handbooks and Schedules of Papers are named according to the year in which students will be examined. Please note that the details of the courses may vary according to the year in which you started the course. Ensure that you are consulting the correct handbook.

Prospective students and applicants are advised that the course undertaken by students in future years may vary in its detail. Please see the University’s information on potential course changes. For the most representative information available, applicants should consult the most recent Handbooks and Schedules of Papers.

Preliminary Examinations in 2020

  • Schedule of Papers for the Preliminary Examination in 2020
  • Handbook for the Preliminary Examination in Theology and Religion in 2020
  • Handbook for the Preliminary Examination in Philosophy and Theology in 2020
  • Handbook for the Preliminary Examination in Religion and Oriental Studies in 2020

Final Honour School Examinations in 2020

  • Schedule of Papers for the Final Honour School Examination in 2020
  • Handbook for the Final Honour School Examination in Theology and Religion in 2020
  • Handbook for the Final Honour School Examination in Philosophy and Theology in 2020
  • Handbook for the Final Honour School Examination in Religion and Oriental Studies in 2020

Final Honour School Examinations in 2021

  • Schedule of Papers for the Final Honour School Examination in 2021
  • Handbook for the Final Honour School Examination in Theology and Religion in 2021
  • Handbook for the Final Honour School Examination in Philosophy and Theology in 2021
  • Handbook for the Final Honour School Examination in Religion and Oriental Studies in 2021

Final Honour School Examinations in 2022

Handbooks contain general information about academic life in Oxford as well as and specific details relating to individual courses.

  • Handbook for Postgraduate Diploma/Master of Theology in Applied Theology 2016-17
  • Schedule of Papers for Postgraduate Diploma in Theology and Religion in 2020
  • Handbook for postgraduate taught degrees 2018-19
  • Handbook for postgraduate taught degrees 2019-20
  • Handbook for postgraduate research degrees 2018-19
  • Handbook for postgraduate research degrees 2019-20