History and religion are important factors that shape our lives and mould our identities. This fascinating and thorough course allows you to examine a wide range of themes and issues from local, national and global perspectives. Focusing on the religious, cultural, political, social and economic aspects of historical change, you will be encouraged to study particular areas of historical interest and controversy in depth.
In your studies, you will learn the essential techniques of critical analysis, research methods and the skills required for handling and processing information. You will also be given the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of different approaches in History and Religious Studies through a varied and dynamic learning and teaching environment.
Using traditional and enhanced electronic forms of learning, the degree enables you to achieve your full potential, developing the skills for successful study and future employment. The course actively encourages intellectual curiosity and digital literacy and lets you apply the skills you have learned in the classroom to relevant work situations. Our graduates are in high demand and employers value the critical awareness, communication skills, initiative and organisational abilities the course instils in our students.
You will have the oppurtunity to undertake a 40 credit placement at Level 5 of study.
5LW022 Supervised Work Experience (40 Credits)
The Religious Studies course is innovative in the extensive engagement with the local religious environment in Wolverhampton. Many religious communities are within walking distance of the campus and allow for sessions to link the classroom and community.
Staff have recent and relevant experience of teaching in secondary schools and have been involved in local and national developments in Religious Education.
The course allows you to study a full range of historical topics in an innovative, supportive and exciting environment.
The combination of Religious Studies and History is particularly relevant for students aiming to enter a career in education.
The central strand of technology running through the course means that graduates will be digitally literate and have a good understanding of the design and presentation of materials for different audiences.
This is an ideal course for students who want to go into teaching with a responsibility for RE and History in the primary sector, or as RE or History specialists in secondary schools and FE colleges. Whilst students focus on one subject for a secondary PGCE, the ability to offer another curriculum subject is a strength when applying for teaching posts.
The skills, competencies and knowledge you learn through this degree are also directly relevant to a wide variety of careers. Information work, librarianship, archive management, museum administration and heritage management are professions that actively employ our graduates. Similarly, the course provides the key analytical and digitally literate skills that are much sought after in the fields of local government, the civil service, the media and a wide range of business and commercial activities. Many graduates have gone on to undertake applied research at postgraduate level.
In addition, the practical engagement with local religious communities provides a good foundation for employment in the public sector. Religion is an important aspect of many people’s lives and understanding religion is highly relevant to the caring professions, social services, community work, the police, nursing and a wide range of business activities.
A successful graduate from this course will be able to demonstrate:
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.