University of Winchester

Philosophy, Religion and Ethics University of Winchester Degree level: Undergraduate

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Philosophy, Religion and Ethics gives you a grounding in the over-arching narrative of the philosophical tradition. From ancient Greece to existentialism and atheism, from Kant to Derrida, you encounter the thinkers who have shaped the way we see and understand our world. Each year you examine new writers and ideas, exploring great philosophical works and what they mean. Importantly, our degree also gives you the opportunity to put philosophy to work. You set philosophical ideas in conversation with religious traditions, with sacred texts, with ethical debates about right and wrong, life and death, faith and politics. You develop critical viewpoints on scholarship, and grow as writers, debaters and thinkers in your own right. This degree develops you as an independent mind, as a problem solver, as a reader and a critic of society. To begin the course, you are oriented in the core subject areas. You undertake year-long modules in theological tradition and religious studies, designed to develop study skills and enhance your confidence in critical writing and reading. These sit alongside thorough introductions to university-level philosophy and ethics. In the subsequent years, you are able to build a profile of options around your philosophical studies to reflect your own academic interests. Optional modules tend to encourage you to think about the way religious ideas and practices interact with the contemporary world.

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How to apply

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

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Course code V520
Institution code W76
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 in English Language is required.
Access to HE Diploma We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications).

If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,300 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).

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University of Winchester
Sparkford Road
Winchester
Hampshire
SO22 4NR


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