Students in the Department of Theology can be on any one of several different programmes.
• The majority of our residential students are studying for Single Honours BA in Theology.

• Some study for the Combined Honours BA in Philosophy and Theology (home Department: Philosophy), the Combined Honours BA in Classical Studies and Theology (home Department: Classics and Ancient History), the Combined Honours BA in Theology and Islamic Studies or Theology and Arabic Studies or Theology and Arabic or the Flexible Combined Honours Programme.

• Our evening-class students are studying for the Certificate in Theology, the Certificate in Theology (Ministry), the Diploma in Theology, the Diploma in Theology (Ministry), the Bachelor in Theology or the Bachelor in Theology (Ministry).

• Postgraduate taught students study for the MA in Theology, the MA in Biblical Studies, or the MA in Ethics Religion and Society.

• Postgraduate research students study for the MPhil, PhD and MA by Research.

There are also, from time to time, undergraduate students taking modules with us who are on exchange programmes, such as JYA students from the US.


Timetable and Module Programme

Please note that details of the aims and intended learning outcomes for each of these Programmes, and of the regulations governing module choice and progression, can be found under ‘Programme Specifications’ on the College intranet.

Students on the BA in Theology can access their timetable through the online MyExeter portal.
Most 15-credit daytime modules will be timetabled for two hours per week; some 30-credit modules and all language modules are timetabled for three hours each week.  But as the preceding paragraph has indicated, the time spent in the classroom is only a small part of your work commitment.

Stage 1 students should have been sent copies of the module descriptor sheets for all their modules after a place in the Department has been confirmed; Stage 2 and 3 students are normally given or sent these when they have made their option choices.  These set out the parameters for every module, including the intended learning outcomes, the syllabus, formative and summative assignments, and methods of assessment, and some guidance on reading.  This document has been approved by College and University committees, and is the only official account of what is involved in each individual module.

It is also common practice in the Department to issue at the beginning of a module a fuller module document or module handbook to supplement the one-page descriptor.  In particular, this document will have a list of essay topics for the module, together with reading lists, and may also have a more detailed syllabus and general reading list for the module.  Keep both the one-page descriptor and this module programme document with you throughout the module, and retain them for reference until all assessment has been successfully completed. This fuller module document may be made available via the ELE system.