The Religion, Philosophy and Ethics (RPE) degree course is for people who like to think. We examine philosophy as it emerges in ancient Greece, and in Hindu and Buddhist traditions as they arise in India, as well as the advent of Islam and the history of Judaism. This is partnered with the latest research on how religion is manifesting on the internet through UFO cults, popular-culture spiritualities, Pagan traditions and more. Alongside, and often intertwined, is the study of the philosophical tradition as well as of historical overviews. There are close readings to familiarise you with key thinkers like Descartes, Spinoza, Nietzsche, Kuhn and Sartre.
Lectures and seminars exist alongside more innovative teaching methods. We make full use of video podcasts, e-texts, Skype Q&As with external experts, and students are actively involved with these resources. We have a strong commitment in RPE to tutorials, and work with our students, one-to-one and in small groups, to help them produce the best work and ideas that they are capable of.
The course encourages an open forum with small group discussions to exchange ideas. Tutors talk you through classical philosophical texts. You'll also learn through seminars, field trips and online resources such as podcasts and videos.
You will need 300 UCAS Tariff points to be considered for this course.
The UCAS Tariff system takes into account a wide range of qualifications including BTECs, A Levels, AS Levels, International Baccalaureate Diplomas and Access courses, to name just a few.
If you’ve studied more than one type of qualification (for example BTECs with A Levels) don’t forget to include them all in your application as they will all count towards your tariff total.
Take a look at the UCAS tariff list for a full list of accepted qualifications.
Please see our full entry requirements for more details.
If you are an international student, you will need an IELTS 6.0 overall in English with no less than 5.5 in any other band, or equivalent.
Please see the international entry requirements in your country for full details.
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|UCAS codes available for this subject|
|Single Honours - 3 years full-time||VV65|
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