BA (Hons) Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

BA (Hons) Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Philosophy is not only an interesting academic subject, it is also a way to understand the world around us. We investigate important and relevant topics such as:

  • Morality
  • Evil and suffering
  • How we deal with death
  • Religion and feminism
  • The environmental crisis

Taking on issues like these not only shows future employers that you are not afraid to take on complex problems, it will also change how you see the world. You will also explore the questions raised by religion and philosophy from the perspective of other academic subjects, such as literature, art, politics and film.

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics have always been closely related, and on this course you will explore the interactions between them. You will study both areas in both historical and contemporary contexts, and with reference to key philosophical and religious texts. However, we also encourage you to look beyond the established tradition and consider questions that may not appear in textbooks.

When you join us you will become part of a thriving academic community. Between the staff in the department we cover a wide range research specialisms, which helps to keep our course varied and research-informed. Our experienced team are passionate about their subject and dedicated to helping you achieve success. By giving you vital transferable skills and offering opportunities for work related learning, we also make sure you are ready for your career.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

Through this degree you will learn to think in an empathetic and critical way. This is valuable both in a range of career paths and in life more broadly. You will also build essential transferable skills in researching, written and verbal communication, self management and team work.

This degree could be the first step toward your career in:

  • Charity and community projects
  • Teaching
  • Social services and youth work
  • Law and policing
  • Working in a National Government Organisation (NGO)
  • Ministry and interfaith work

Course Details

Year 1

Foundations of Christian Theology
Global Islam
Philosophy and Religion
The Story of the Bible
Studying Religion
Values and Virtues: Ethics and Religion
World Christianity

Year 2

From Descartes to the Death of God
Work Related Learning
Matters of Life and Death
Problems of Evil
Religion and Literature
Religion and Politics
Theology and the Environment
Religious Mapping

Year 3

Religion and Myth
Religion and Genocides
Negotiated Study 1 and 2
Religion in the Public Sphere
Religion and Globalisation
Feminist Ethics and Religion
Religion and Visual Culture
Great Philosophical Texts
Spirituality and Public Life
Theology and Ethics through Film

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