Philosophy, Ethics and Religion at University of Chester - UCAS

Course summary

This course places the big questions of philosophy and ethics in conversation with the religious traditions that have shaped them across the globe and throughout history, and that continue to shape them here and now. You will learn from subject specialists who have expert knowledge of the traditions they teach, and the experience to help you draw connections between ancient wisdom and the urgent debates of our time: the nature of authority, how belief shapes behaviour, the relationship between rights and responsibilities, what it means to be human, and how to balance competing claims for justice. Our first-year curriculum gives you the skills and knowledge to dive straight in. Our staff have the range of expertise to support you wherever your curiosity takes you. You can also put your learning into practice by volunteering in the local community or participating in community engagement events. Our Department has particular strengths in Asian philosophies and religions, Christian philosophical theology, moral and political philosophy, and religious ethics. We also have expertise in feminism and gender studies, religion and race, religion and politics, secularism, popular culture, the Bible, and religious education. The social life of the Department is centred around our student-led Theology and Religious Studies society, which organises regular events such as quizzes and the regular ‘Hollywood at Hollybank’ movie nights.


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Assessment method

The assessment on this programme is designed to help you consolidate your learning and develop key skills; the emphasis is on coursework rather than exams. In addition to essays, you are likely to write book reviews, text analysis, blog posts, dictionary entries, oral presentations, video presentations, research journals, workbooks, or critical reflections on your own learning. All assessments involve some element of independent choice, and are supported by formative activities, one-to-one tutorials, and feedback which highlights the next steps to enhance your achievement.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University of Chester considers a wide range of Level 3 qualifications and a wide range of professional / vocational qualifications.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.

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Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Except: Thursday 15th August 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Friday 16th August 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday 17th August 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 18th August 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday 24th August 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 25th August 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion at University of Chester - UCAS