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Why study with us

Curious about the human experience across millennia and cultures, we are seeking to better understand our past to illuminate our present and improve our future. We are an inquisitive academic community, passionate about the study of the past and beliefs from prehistoric times to contemporary societies.


After graduation

98% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data).


Our research

We're ranked 10th for the significance, rigour and originality of our religious studies research (REF 2014).



Tailor your programme, combining thematic, social scientific, linguistic and historical approaches.


Entry year

Religion and Theology (BA)

Full time, 3 years

From the earliest traces of human existence, religion has been a powerful way to understand the purpose of life, the nature of the cosmos and the basis for human behaviour.

Religious Studies and Philosophy (BA)

Full time, 3 years

The Joint Honours degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies provides you with the opportunity of specialising in two university honours subjects

Welsh and Religious Studies (BA)

Full time, 3 years

Religious Studies and Welsh BA (Joint Honours) enables students to combine the study of religion, which has formed part of human life since the beginning of human existence, with the study of the Welsh language, its literature and culture.

Our talks and videos

Studying religion and theology at Cardiff University

Our virtual open day presentation gives a flavour of our undergraduate religious studies and theology courses, how we teach, and the additional opportunities available as part of your degree.

Religious studies and theology at Cardiff University

Hear from academics and students about what it is like to study religion and theology with us.

School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University

Find out more about studying at the School of History, Archaeology and Religion.

The reason I loved my subject was because you’re not just learning about religion. You’re learning about people, laws, society and history. Cardiff is a diverse place: the friendships and bonds created are what I’ve loved most.
Aisha Islam BA Religion and Theology

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Making an impact that counts

As a School, we’re helping shape our community, harnessing the power of all our subjects in lasting engagement projects and in local schools. If you join us, you too can be a part of this important and impactful work.

Study abroad

You can spend a year studying abroad as part of your degree, gaining valuable cultural experience and opportunities for travel.

Explore Cardiff University

Your campus experience for 2021/22

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we've worked hard to ensure students have a safe and enjoyable time with us. Find out what we've been doing and what you might expect when you join us.

Guaranteed accommodation

If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, and you'll be allocated with other first-year students.

Student support

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Student life

Learn more about our sport and recreation, free language programmes, living costs, learning support and the Students' Union.

Next steps


Contact us

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How to apply

Everything you need to know about our application process.

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HESA data: Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited 2020. The Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data. Data is from the latest Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017/18, published by HESA in June 2020.