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Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Our Philosophy courses are ranked 9th in the UK for student satisfaction according to the Complete University Guide 2021.

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What is a Religion, Philosophy and Ethics degree?

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics is a broad subject to study and it is taught in very different ways on different degrees. Religion, Philosophy and Ethics at University of Gloucestershire is as much about engaging with a rich diversity of religious traditions, philosophical ideas, and ethical values as it is about examining the ways in which they shape and change the world we live in today. As a student of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, you will study, critically and in depth, the world religions, emergent spiritualities, philosophy from the Greeks to transhumanism, and ethical theories not just as a way of understanding how they have influenced our past but their central role in our future. So, we fully encourage students to look at how these ideas, beliefs and practices inform and interact with aspects of contemporary social justice, the environment, politics, race and gender.

BA Religion, Philosophy and Ethics degree entry requirements

For our undergraduate Religion, Philosophy and Ethics degrees, you will usually need 96 UCAS points in order to be offered a place – typically this equates to BCC at A-Level, DMM at BTEC, or a combination of qualifications.

What types of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics degree are there?

If there is one period or type of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics that appeals to you then it’s worth investigating a degree that would allow you to specialise in it such as philosophy and politics, history and religion, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics . We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate Religion, Philosophy and Ethics courses in a variety of areas, allowing you to choose a course that suits your needs.

What are the benefits of a Religion, Philosophy and Ethics degree?

What careers can a Religion, Philosophy and Ethics degree lead to?

If you are looking for a career that relates to Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, you may need to do further study after you graduate. Religion, Philosophy and Ethics is well respected by employers as a challenging academic subject. They value the research, analytical, teamwork and communication skills that students develop throughout their degree. The analytical skills you develop will help in numerous careers such as education and media.

After graduating, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics students go on to anything and everything. In the past, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics graduates have forged careers in academia, research, civil service, politics, journalism, consultancy, banking, business, PR, marketing, retail, accountancy and more.

What Religion, Philosophy and Ethics courses are available at the University of Gloucestershire?

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics (BA Hons)

This course scored =1st in the UK overall satisfaction in philosophy, theology and religious studies in the National Student Survey 2020 and ranked 7th overall according to the Guardian University Guide 2021.

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History and Religious Studies (BA Hons)

Explore human belief and action to gain a deep understanding of key forces in the shaping of our world and identities.

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History and Philosophy (BA Hons)

Examine key ideas about what it means to be human, and the events and developments which have shaped humanity’s world.

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Philosophy and Politics (BA Hons)

Gain essential skills in research and crtical thinking to address humanity’s most pressing questions. Study a rich curriculum that will take in the examination of key ideas and social structures and see you make the most of unique placement, field trip and study abroad opportunities.

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The next steps

Interested in applying for one of our Religion, Philosophy and Ethics courses? Applications for undergraduate Religion, Philosophy and Ethics degrees are made through UCAS, while applications for postgraduate Religion, Philosophy and Ethics degrees are made directly to the university. You can find out more about applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree using the links below, where you’ll also find details about how to get in touch with our admissions team if you have any further questions.

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