University of Wales Trinity Saint David has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
100% of UWTSD’s Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies students agreed that staff are good at explaining things – NSS 2018. Religion, Theology and Ethics are disciplines that complement one another, because matters of reason, faith, and the moral life belong together. Philosophy aims to teach you how to reason about the big questions. And few questions are bigger than the question of God and the purpose of human existence, which is the subject-matter of Theology. But one of the aims of philosophical reflection on the nature of God and the world is to learn what it means to live a good life, which is the purpose of ethics. If you have big questions about the relationship between faith, reason and the good life, this programme will help you explore them. Five Reasons to Study Philosophy, Theology and Ethics: • Wide range of modules on relevant topics such as the nature of God, the ethics of sustainability, and the philosophy of reality. • Modules based on lecturers' distinctive research expertise in the Theology of God, Social Ethics, and Modern Philosophy. • Innovative immersive teaching in small groups and one-to-one tutorials. • Space for independent thinking and opportunities to pursue your own interests. • Chance to combine your studies with modules from other humanities subjects.
In the study of Theology, students will be able to examine the major questions of life from the perspective of the Judeo-Christian traditions. This programme enables students to explore the sacred writings of Judaism and Christianity, as well as the teachings, practices and social impact of Christianity, from historical and contemporary perspectives. Students will benefit from staff specialism in biblical studies, church history, systematic theology, and religion in the modern world. Taking into account that student choices and requirements can differ radically, as well as ensuring a rounded knowledge of philosophy generally, our Philosophy faculty offers modules covering a wide range of topics and issues. Some of the areas of study include, for example, ethics, self and identity, knowledge and reality, equality, justice, existentialism, animal ethics, political philosophy, environmental issues, freedom, Buddhist philosophy, and the history of ideas (spanning from the Pre-Socratic period through to the early modern period and contemporary philosophy). You will have the opportunity to study the works of some of the greatest philosophers of all time, including, for example, Plato, Aristotle, Russell, Sartre and Wittgenstein. Options to study abroad may also be available. The programme is made up of the following combinations of core, compulsory and optional modules. These might alter a little from year to year owing to staff changes, curriculum development and recommendations following validation. However at level 4 there are 5 compulsory modules, including a cross-Faculty study skills modules completed by all students, and 1 optional modules. At level 5 there are 5 compulsory modules, including a School-specific research methods modules completed by all students, and 1 optional modules. At level 6 all students complete a Dissertation of either 20 or 40 credits in addition to 3 compulsory modules and 2 optional ones.
The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following type of assessment: essays of 1000 to 4000 words in length, document analyses, book reviews, short reports and reflective journals, timed tests, take home exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wikis, commentaries and film evaluations.
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|Campus name||Lampeter Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|