Portuguese and Theology and Religious Studies BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: RV56
Start date: September 2018
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer: ABB
UK/EU fees See fees section below
International fees £17,500 (per year)
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component
Study abroad option: Yes
Work placement option: Yes
This degree will allow you to learn Portuguese from beginners level and gain an insight into Lusophone and Latin American history and culture. By combining core and optional modules, youll build language skills and explore topics from literature and cinema to national identity and the African Diaspora. Youll also benefit from the Instituto Camões the cultural institute of the Portuguese government is on campus and youll have access to all of its facilities.
Theology focuses on the beliefs and ideas of one religious tradition. Religious Studies looks at different religions and faith communities. Both subjects think about how religions shape and are shaped by wider society. At Leeds youll be able to explore the role and development of religious belief and practice from both perspectives. Core and optional modules will allow you to explore all the major world religions, what they have meant to people over time and how they are evolving today.Back to top
A Joint Honours degree allows you to study the same core topics as students on each Single Honours course, but you’ll take fewer options and discovery modules so you can fit in both subjects. You’ll study one of our Cornerstone modules in Year 1 to draw your two subjects together, and apply your knowledge and skills to a major research project in either subject in your final year.
In your first year, youll study core modules that develop your language skills. Following this you will take further language study as well as a range of optional modules, such as Hispanic cinema and Latin American history. This will prepare you for your time abroad working or studying in a Lusophone country. When you return for your final year, youll combine advanced language classes and optional modules on aspects of Lusophone culture, history and politics.
Theology and Religious Studies
Core modules in your first year will introduce the principles of theology and religious studies, studying Christian theology and the role of religion in modern Britain. Youll also choose from optional modules on religious traditions such as East Asian religions or themes like philosophy of religion. Youll develop your knowledge over the next two years: a core module will place religion in context and youll choose optional modules covering diverse topics, from the concept of sin to African religious practice.
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|Introduction to Brazil, Portugal and Portuguese Speaking Africa||20 credits|
|Portuguese Language for Beginners 1A||20 credits|
|Portuguese Language for Beginners 1B||20 credits|
|Introduction to the Study of Religion/s||10 credits|
|Introducing Theology||10 credits|
|Portuguese Language Skills||20 credits|
|Studying Religion in Context||20 credits|
|Year Abroad||120 credits|
|Advanced Portuguese Language||20 credits|
|Final year project|
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Entry requirements, fees and applying
Access to HE Diploma
Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. An interview and a piece of written work may also be required.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM. Other BTEC qualifications are also considered. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
M1, M1, M1
34 points overall including 16 at Higher Level
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H3, H3, H3
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
BB in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers, or B in Advanced Highers and AAABB in Highers, or AABBBB in Highers
European Baccalaureate: 77%
When an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be BBB at A Level and grade A in the EPQ.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
BBC at A Level and pass Access to Leeds
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Undergraduate Admissions team.
English language requirementsIELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
How to apply
UK/EU: See fees section below
International: £17,500 (per year)
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2018, the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250.
The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2019 will be confirmed in September 2018.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Youll spend your third year in a Lusophone country, immersing yourself in local culture and cultivating your language skills.
We have partnerships with a number of universities in Portugal and Brazil where you could study, or you could apply for a work placement, normally in Portugal.
Whatever you choose to do, youll gain a new insight into a lusophone society as well as valuable experience of adapting to another culture. If you choose to work during your time there, youll also return with work experience to increase your appeal to employers. For many of our students, its the real highlight of their course.
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