Lancaster University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Global Religions and Philosophy (Placement Year)

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Course summary

Why Lancaster?

  • What is the relationship between faith and reason? Does morality require free will? Explore eternal questions of human existence in this stimulating programme
  • Study in a department that emphasises the practical applications of philosophy, working with our experts who regularly contribute to public policy debates
  • Examine age-old and emerging intellectual discussions in a global context – our decolonised curriculum is led by specialists in non-Western religions and philosophies
  • Gain real-world research experience on an internship with the Richardson Institute for Peace Studies
  • Graduate with critical thinking skills that will open up a range of exciting careers, from politics and diplomacy to consultancy and education
What is the nature of human existence? How do different cultures and faiths grapple with issues of ethics, meaning and knowledge? Our exciting programme will equip you with a global perspective on the fundamental questions that have gripped thinkers from ancient to modern times. An intellectual world within your reach You’ll become familiar with the thought of key historical and modern-day thinkers in philosophy and religion, from well-known authors like John Stuart Mill and Friedrich Nietzsche, to contemporary authors like Elizabeth Anderson and Iris Marion Young. You’ll build upon this by constructing a degree from module choices that span the global intellectual landscape. From Islamic ethics, to Indian philosophical and religious thought, to Chinese philosophy. Our department’s experts cover a vast and varied terrain, and will support you to specialise in whichever areas of religion and philosophy you choose. * From thinking to practice* You’ll benefit from the opportunity to apply for an internship with our department’s Richardson Institute. Here, you’ll have the chance to apply the knowledge and skills you develop on your studies to a real-world research project with external bodies such as think tanks and faith-based organisations, working in a research centre known for its innovative output. You’ll be able to bolster the global outlook you build on this programme by joining one of the short, overseas trips run by the University. Past visits have seen students travel to India, Ghana and the USA.

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  • Year 1

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