This blog by students and staff is designed to give an informal insight into studying any of our Religion suite of courses at Edge Hill University.
The new BA (Hons) Religion single honours degree will welcome its first students in September 2020. As well as gaining comprehensive knowledge of the major religious traditions across the globe, the contemporary focus of the degree will allow students to explore some of the most controversial and challenging issues in religion. They will also have the opportunity to study thought-provoking themes such as religion in the workplace, religion and the arts, religion and the body and religion in the public sphere.
We offer a unique BA (Hons) Secondary Religious Education with QTS degree which offers a mixture of Teaching Modules and RE Subject modules with a Professional Placement each year. This programme is ideal if you don’t have a degree and are passionate about religious education, want to teach in secondary schools and gain Qualified Teacher Status.
If you want to keep your options open you might consider our BA (Hons) Education and Religion course. This degree enables you to study the history, philosophy, psychology and sociology of education alongside an exploration of a range of world religions, their origins, their practices and their philosophies. The programme will equip you with a broad and deep knowledge of both academic studies in education and religion.
For those who already have a degree, we offer a PGCE in Secondary Religious Education, which has a proven track record of helping graduates become excellent RE teachers. If this is a career you would liketo follow, but don’t feel you have enough knowledge, then our Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course would be an ideal preparation.
At Edge Hill our QTS (qualified teacher status) routes work in partnership with a number of high quality Primary, Secondary and Special schools to ensure that trainees benefit from the best practice. We work closely with our partner schools and are developing opportunities for CPD for serving RE teachers, such as the Religion Now! seminar series. Most schools are in the North West, but some are further afield. The actual schools we use vary each year, but a general idea of their spread can be gained by looking at the map of the schools used in 2012-2014 : Map of Partnership