Liverpool Hope University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Religious Studies and Social Care (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

This is a four year degree taught at our Hope Park campus. The Foundation Year aims to develop your skills so that after a year, you will be equipped with the necessary skills needed for studying the full BA Hons degree programme. Please note that Combined Honours degrees at Liverpool Hope University are split 50/50. This means both subjects will be studied equally. Religious Studies Religious Studies at Liverpool Hope explores the practice and significance of religion in contemporary society through the study of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, African religion, and Indic traditions such as Buddhism and Hinduism. A balance between the study of religious texts and lived religion in the contemporary world is maintained throughout the degree. Religious Studies pays close attention to what supporters to these religions believe, and explores the very real differences that exist between various groups within each faith. Throughout your studies, you will analyse and contextualise the theology behind key religions to appreciate their history and their relevance to the social and political landscape. All of our teaching is research-informed and you will be taught by highly-qualified academics, all of whom have a PhD in the area, who are both active and published researchers and committed teachers. We work hard to provide top-quality educational opportunities for all our students, and the Department has recently invested heavily in learning resources; combined library holdings in Theology and Religion are now in excess of 100,000 volumes. Above all, the Religious Studies degree treats religions as lived faiths by looking at the way that they are followed in Britain and across the globe today. You acquire skills in the different methods of studying religion. The degree looks at questions of faith and life and at the same time is intellectually challenging. By drawing out the complex issues that surround religious belief and expression, the degree equips you to engage with the pressing questions of our time and to play your part in promoting religious and social harmony. Social Care There is a growing need for well-trained, multi-skilled graduates able to respond to the changing demands within the Social Care employment and research sectors. As such the Social Care team recognise the great benefit of collaborating with service users, health and social care employers and stakeholders in this sector. Curriculum content will develop students’ knowledge and understanding of Social Care through an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach. Students will be encouraged to develop a critical approach to a range of social care discourses. The School has strong links with a range of individuals and organisations in the field who have expressed an ongoing commitment to working with us. The Social Care team build on these long-standing working relationships at all levels of the programme to embed a research informed, evidence-based practice approach to teaching and learning.

Course details

Modules

Liverpool Hope University offers an integrated curriculum. Please go to the course link provided for further information on the topics you will study as part of this degree.

Assessment method

Students are assessed via a number of methods. Please go to the course link provided for further information.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
RS04
Institution code:
L46
Campus name:
Hope Park
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

International applicants

At Liverpool Hope University we welcome applicants from international students. Please refer to www.hope.ac.uk/international or contact [email protected] if you have any questions or require additional support.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must achieve a minimum of 72 UCAS points for entry on to this course. UCAS Tariff points can be made up from a range of qualifications. There may be some flexibility for mature students offering non-tariff qualifications and students meeting particular widening participation criteria. Please contact our Student Enrolment team directly for further information. t: 0151 291 3899 e: [email protected]


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6For International students, an overall score of 6.0 is required, with 6.0 in both reading and writing and no individual score lower than 5.5.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
87%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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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
International £12500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note, some of our courses may have additional costs. Please visit the course webpage for further information.
Religious Studies and Social Care (with Foundation Year) at Liverpool Hope University - UCAS