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After your qualifying examination (prelims) at the end of the first year you can take options from the history and teaching of any of the world's major religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism), with further options from the psychological, philosophical, anthropological and sociological approaches to religion.  The permitted combinations are numerous, but it should be possible to accommodate most interests. Those doing Philosophy and Theology will be expected to do two philosophy papers at prelims and at least three for finals. There is also now a degree in Religion and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, which will appeal to those who like learning languages and who wish to concentrate at least half their studies on Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam or Judaism. 

Attendance at Cathedral services is not expected of students of Theology, but some find that it can serve as a reminder of the intimate connection between English culture and Christianity.

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Studying Theology and Religion at Christ Church