Theology, Religion, and the Philosophy of Religion

Theology engages critically with the big questions of life both in the present and as they have been answered in the past.

Course details

Number of students per year
Typical offer
A*AA at A-Level; 40-42 points with 776 in Higher Level subjects for the IB
Essential subjects
No specific subjects
Useful subjects
English (Literature or Language), History, Philosophy and Ethics, Religious Studies, a language (ancient or modern)

At Homerton

Homerton takes up to four students each year for Theology, Religion and the Philosophy of Religion (TRPR). There is a rich range of study available across the course, with students being able to specialise in areas they find particularly interesting. There is no requirement to have a specific religious affiliation; we've taken students from many faiths and from no faith. What Homerton's TRPR students have in common is an enquiring mind and an openness to debate and argument.


At Cambridge

Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion at Cambridge engages with elements of history, literature, languages, philosophy, anthropology and sociology. Our world-class staff specialise in Philosophy of Religion, Religious Traditions of India, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Ethics, History of Christianity, and Biblical Studies. You will benefit from an education across the breadth of the arts and humanities that superbly equips our students with an outstanding range of transferable skills. You will learn a new language, analyse historic documents, undertake textual analysis, and develop cogent arguments.

What We Look For

We are looking for students who have the academic ability and potential to succeed on the course, as well as the necessary interest in and motivation for the subject.

In order to explore TRPR in more detail we would recommend the introductory reading for prospective applicants and offer holders listed here

How To Apply

Admission Assessment:: All applicants are required to take a College-registered written assessment, if interviewed. You do not need to register or be registered in advance for the assessment – the College will provide details of arrangements in the letters inviting applicants to interview. Further information on this assessment can be found here, under 'Entry Requirements'.

Written WorkSubmit one or two examples of your written work from a relevant A Level/IB (or equivalent) course. These should be as handed in to, and marked by, your teachers. A discussion of this work may then form part of your interview.


Our students go on to a variety of careers after graduation, including: Journalism, the Civil Service, the Law, working for charities and NGOs, teaching, business, and working for religious institutions and agencies.


Director Of Studies