St John's College Oxford
An ancient intellectual discipline with profound social significance around the world today.
  • Our students benefit from being part of a Theology and Religion faculty which is outstanding in both research and teaching.
  • Applicants from any religious or secular background are welcome and are encouraged to apply. Applicants do not need to be religious to do the course.
  • St John's is home to a lively, mutually supportive group of undergraduate and postgraduate students. The cohort meets termly for subject-specific College events such as dinners, sometimes with guest speakers, and drinks parties. 
  • Our students have excellent library resources, lectures, classes and above all tutorials which impart high-level skills of researching, thinking and writing.
  • Lectures and classes take place at central venues. Tutorials are both in College with the Tutor in Theology and with a wide range of other specialist tutors in other colleges.
  • We have a steady record of Distinctions and Firsts. Students also find time to be active in music, sport and a wide range of university activities.
  • Theology is an interdisciplinary subject and the Theology course offers a wide range of topics to choose from. Theology students have the opportunity to learn to read ancient texts in their original languages and are offered the chance to learn Biblical Hebrew, New Testament Greek, Vulgate Latin, Classical Arabic, Pali or Sanskrit.

Read a profile from a St John's student studying Theology here.
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Watch a video with Theology Tutor Professor Katherine Southwood

Professor Katherine Southwood Theology Video

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Selection criteria

Theology and Joint Schools tutors