This course is offered as a degree with foundation year - a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree. Why this course? • The 2022 Complete University Guide ranks Roehampton top in London for student satisfaction in both philosophy and religious studies. • Tailor your studies to fit your interests with our diverse range of modules from classical philosophy and Islam to gender and sexuality and the philosophy of law. • Explore the intellectual overlap between religion and philosophy, with questions such as how are we to assess rational arguments for the existence of God? About this course Our BA Honours degree in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics invites you to explore many of life’s big questions. What is the meaning of life? What responsibilities do we have to other people and the natural world? What can we learn from the history of philosophical and religious thought? How are we to assess rational arguments for the existence of God? How do religion and non-religion relate to culture, society, and politics? Students take modules in each of the disciplines of philosophy, religion and ethics, as well as studying them in an integrated way. That will involve drawing on a number of religious perspectives, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism – as well as humanism and atheism. What makes our BA in Philosophy, Religion and Ethics at Roehampton so distinctive is our commitment to practical humanities. You will learn how to apply your interpretative and analytical skills to a whole range of contemporary problems regarding community, public policy, social justice, and personal life. That could include thinking through challenges in environmental ethics, global cultures, or interfaith dialogue. Likewise, through engagement with media and the arts, you can explore themes such as community peacebuilding, jihad and terrorism, and the ethics of abortion and euthanasia. Skills In our BA Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics program, our foremost commitment is to nurture your academic journey, equipping you with a skillset that not only enriches your education but also paves the way for a flourishing professional future. This comprehensive approach includes the cultivation of invaluable attributes like critical thinking, the art of persuasive argumentation, the adept analysis of texts, and the finesse of clear and effective communication. Moreover, we empower you to dissect various media forms, craft compelling narratives for diverse audiences, and adeptly scrutinise policy documents. Alongside these essential skills, you'll have the opportunity to embark on work placements, build up a captivating creative portfolio, and engage in collaborative projects, all of which culminate in a holistic and robust preparation for your exciting career journey. Career opportunities As you progress through this course, you will develop highly transferable and employable skills, while tailoring your studies to your own areas of interest. Alongside traditional skills of critical thinking, argumentation, textual analysis, and clear communication, you will also develop the ability to analyse multiple forms of media, to write and present material for a public audience, and to read and analyse policy documents. You will have opportunities to take up work placements, to build a creative portfolio and to engage in collaborative projects – all designed to equip you for your future career path.
Examples include: Love, Sex, Death and God. Self and World Early Modern Thought
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
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English language requirements
|with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
|with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
|with no less than 59 in any band
|Cambridge English Advanced
|grade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band
We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.
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