1. Offers a comprehensive critical overview of the evolution of Christian thought and practice over two millennia.
2. Explores the general principles necessary for understanding the history of the Christian Church (first semester) and their application in the context of Britain and Ireland (second semester).
3. Offers students opportunities to visit, view and research relevant texts from the rich and unique collections of holdings housed in the John Paul II and Russell Libraries on campus, some of which date from as early as the eleventh century. These collections will form an integrated element in most of the taught modules, affording students ample opportunity to explore potentially rich areas for original research in their end-of-year dissertations.
The successful completion of five modules over two semesters (full-time) or over four semesters (part-time) and a 15,000 word thesis on an agreed topic.