Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theology and Oriental Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theology and Oriental Studies for Independent Students

The BA in Theology and Oriental Studies is an intellectually rigourous course that provides students with an introduction to both oriental studies and academic Christian theology.   Taking a combination of required and elective papers, students will study a broad range of topics in oriental studies and Christian theology via lectures, tutorials, and language classes.

The BA in Theology and Oriental Studies at Wycliffe Hall offers:

  • Student-centred learning, with an emphasis on student initiative and exploration
  • All the intellectual rigour of the University of Oxford, combined with the pastoral and ministerial insights of Wycliffe tutors
  • Sustained personal interaction with and support from tutors
  • An evangelical ethos with the opportunity to participate in formational activities and the life of the worshipping community

Course Structure

The Course Director for the BA in Theology and Religion at Wycliffe Hall is Dr Darren Sarisky.

Designed for students who have already completed an undergraduate degree, this two-year, full-time course culminates in a BA in Theology and Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford.  Wycliffe students enrol directly into the fourth term of the BA curriculum.  For a general overview of the course, please see the Theology and Oriental Studies webpage on the University of Oxford Admissions website, and the Theology and Oriental Studies webpage on the Faculty of Oriental Studies website.  

Full details on the course structure, including paper options and assessment methods, can be found in the Theology and Oriental Studies Handbook.

Formational Activities

Students have the option of participating in the many formational activities offered at Wycliffe Hall, including daily chapel services, weekly fellowship group meetings led by a Wycliffe tutor, placements with churches or other ministries, preaching classes, and missions.

Entry Requirements

  • Students applying to Wycliffe Hall must be at least 21 years old.

For further entry requirements, please see the ‘Requirements’ tab on the Theology and Oriental Studies webpage on the University of Oxford Admissions website. 

Fees

For tuition fees, please see the ‘Fees and Funding’ tab on the Theology and Oriental Studies webpage on the University of Oxford Admissions website.

Accommodation fees can be found on the Wycliffe Hall Accommodation webpage.

In addition, Wycliffe Hall students pay a termly Common Room fee, the amount of which is decided on a yearly basis but usually approximates £50.00.

How to Apply

Students apply to the University of Oxford through the UCAS system.  For detailed information, please see the ‘How to Apply’ tab on the Theology and Oriental Studies webpage on the University of Oxford Admissions website.  

Students are able to indicate their preference to join Wycliffe Hall on their UCAS application.  For detailed information, please see the University of Oxford Choosing a College webpage.

For students from outside the EU and EEA information on visas can be found here