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Course overview

Although Religious Studies is the principal discipline, this is informed by other key disciplines such as history of religions, anthropology and sociology, textual study of primary and secondary sources, philosophy of religion, politics and psychology.

Studies also include the interaction of religion with contemporary social matters.


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  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
3 Years

Why Study Religious Studies with us?

Chester is an exciting place to study Religious Studies. With a large team of religious studies scholars working at the cutting edge of their fields, we are able to offer an excellent range of modules.

You will also have the opportunity to develop your own interests and engage contemporary questions with religious texts and traditions.

Theology and Religious Studies

Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

Our historic Parkgate Road Campus in Chester has offered a wide range of courses since opening in 1839. It’s situated only a short walk from the lively city centre, and provides a friendly, secure and supportive environment in which to live and study.

Our on-campus facilities include a Learning Resource Centre, modern lecture theatres, open-access computer facilities, state-of-the-art science/skills/language laboratories, a range of catering outlets, the £2 million Chester Students’ Union centre and CSU bar/club, bookshop, chapel and faith space, cashpoint and launderette.

Because university life is not just about getting a degree, social and leisure activities are an important and long-established part of life at our Chester sites. On-campus sports facilities include a fully equipped sports hall, gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, sprint track, floodlit 3G multi-use pitch and floodlit astroturf pitch.

Most of our student accommodation is also on or near campus. The campus also boasts an abundance of green space, and beautifully kept gardens, which provide you with an exciting environment in which to live and study.


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We offer different opportunities for you to visit us throughout the year


Theology and Religious Studies

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 28th October (MA Art Therapy only)
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