Religions, Philosophies and Ethics (Professional Placement Year) at Bath Spa University - UCAS

Bath Spa University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Religions, Philosophies and Ethics (Professional Placement Year)

Course summary

Explore the world and the challenges it faces through different traditions of thought, belief, and values.

  • Combine professional skills and opportunities with subject knowledge in an innovative Religions, Philosophies and Ethics course.
  • Develop practical and professional skills and apply them to contemporary challenges, issues and debates.
  • Explore the next stage in your career - our graduates have gone on to work with leading employers and in a wide range of roles.
Our innovative Religions, Philosophies and Ethics degree has been designed to enable you to acquire specialised subject knowledge while developing practical and professional skills that you can apply to contemporary challenges, issues and debates. This course invites you to explore the connections between different disciplines and traditions of thought, as well as examine them individually. You’ll gain insights into fundamentally different ways of seeing and explaining the world, reflecting on your own beliefs, values and assumptions. You’ll consider practical, intellectually challenging responses to current issues, through projects with environmental charities, faith groups, and community organisations. More about the Professional Placement Year A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where you undertake a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between your second and final years of undergraduate study. You can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) yourself, with support from the Careers team.


Year 1 - Introductions and foundations: develop your understanding of the global dimension of religious, philosophical and ethical thinking, and follow a broad curriculum which allows you to ask questions, challenge your own assumptions, interrogate evidence, data and opinions. Year 2 - Practical, applied, relevant: this year combines the academic study of non-Western and Western traditions of thought with the acquisition of professional skills and the application of your knowledge and understanding to a defined problem or idea. Year 3 - Professional Placement Year. Year 4 - Achievement, consolidation, creativity: your final project in the third year brings all this together. You’ll identify your own area of study, develop your proposal and put it into practice. This might be an extended piece of academic writing, an exhibition, community project, or the creation of digital resources. Optional modules explore issues in contemporary religion, philosophy and society. You can opt to undertake detailed research or an employment-related project through the Dissertation and Advanced Project modules.

Assessment method

Assessment is primarily by coursework such as essays, reports, presentations, and online discussion boards. There are some timed assessments, as well as opportunities to work on creative projects such as making a film or designing a website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15750 Year 1
International £15750 Year 1

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Religions, Philosophies and Ethics (Professional Placement Year) at Bath Spa University - UCAS