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.
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.
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.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
17 September 2018
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.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||104 points||GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required|
|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.