Leeds Trinity University

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Leeds Trinity University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Who am I? How should I live? Is there a God? Is religious Belief credible in the 21st century and why is it still with us?

In a world where meaning is often ‘hidden’ or involves a complicated analytical response, it’s essential that we spend the time trying to engage with who we are and what values we want to hold as individuals in today’s complex society.

Through the lens of prominent thinkers such as Aristotle, Plato and Nietzsche, you’ll examine some of today’s most pertinent moral, religious, social and political questions.

We’ll teach you how to interpret texts, analyse complex concepts and apply ideas and ethical values to daily life. You’ll learn how to synthesize complex arguments, as well as how to present fresh and exciting new ones. You’ll also search for what ‘truth’ and ‘meaning’ might mean by studying a range of ideas and positions. Central questions will include: ‘What is the place of the self in the world?’, ‘What values should we hold in contemporary society regarding business, sport and surveillance?’ and ’Does belief in God shape the kind of values we hold?’

You’ll develop key skills in problem-solving, analytical and creative thinking, learning to engage with philosophical, ethical and religious questions in an independent and sophisticated way. Putting skills and theory into practice, you’ll complete two professional work placements and gain valuable experience and preparation for your future career.

By combining the study of philosophy, ethics and religion, you’ll foster your own development as a thinker and have the opportunity to think critically and creatively, make new links and find new insights – skills which are vital in today’s job market and society.

Graduate opportunities
You’ll learn how to engage in deep dialogue, which will give you the ability to empathise with and respect the views of others. These skills are important for careers where communication, leadership, problem-solving and analytical thinking is important, such as management, law, social work and local government and education. You may also be able to progress on to a career in teaching after further study.

Placement opportunities
We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You’ll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months’ professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. Our students have completed placements in schools, charities, legal firms, publishers, and local government.

Course details

Modules

On this course you will study a selection of modules, including: Introduction to Philosophy: Questions and Concepts; World Religions: The Philosophy of Religions; Ethics: Theological and Philosophical; Modern Philosophy: Mind, Self and World; God in a Digital Age; The Future of Philosophy and The Philosophy of the Future; The Roots of Ideas.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

EU

International

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code V520
Institution code L24
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £11,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015 Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

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Brownberrie Lane
Horsforth
Leeds
LS18 5HD


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