Lancaster University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Global Religions and Philosophy (Study Abroad)

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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. Study abroad The study abroad option is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is thinking of working abroad during their career or who simply wants the experience of living and studying overseas as part of their degree. Often study abroad students describe the year abroad as a “transformative experience”, as it can shape your future career path as well as having a positive impact on your personal development. * Experience and skills* You will study in your third year at one of our international partner universities. This will help you to • develop your global outlook • expand your professional network • increase your cultural awareness • develop your personal skills Host universities During your year abroad, you will choose specialist modules relating to your degree and potentially other modules offered by the host university that are specialisms of that university and country. The places available at our overseas partners vary each year, but destinations have previously included Australia, USA, Canada, Europe and Asia. Alternative option We will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard 3-year degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster. Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year abroad.

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  • Year 1

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