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Philosophy and Ethics

Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from one of our students about studying Philosophy & Ethics at Liverpool Hope.

This subject explores the bigger questions of life and morality. It challenges the concept of right and wrong whilst critically examining the ethical constructs from Universalism and Utilitarianism to Kantian Ethics.

Philosophy and Ethics allows you to set foundations in philosophical and ethical thinking and then gain more detailed knowledge in the areas of Continental Philosophy and the Philosophy of Religion; Ethical and Political Philosophy.

In the final year, attention is paid to Faith, Reason and Postmodernity, and Ethics and Personhood. Religion and Philosophy provides students with a broad knowledge and understanding of six major world religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam); the philosophical approach to religion; and religious and philosophical approaches to truth.

The department is run by critical scholars who lead philosophical thinking through international research and through authoring key texts and monographs. This course will equip you with the intellectual skills and perspectives needed to face the ethical and ideological challenges of the contemporary world.

Why choose this subject?

  • 100% of students were satisfied the with the teaching Philosophy and Ethics at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2016).
  • There is a focus on Philosophy of Religion and Ethics which are increasingly important debates in contemporary society.
  • Our External Examiner has found “the teaching on these courses was of a very high standard”.
  • You will be taught by tutors who are all qualified to doctoral level and are committed teachers.
  • The philosophy staff members are dedicated researchers at the leading edge of their field, producing high quality scholarly books and articles. 
  • In recent years our Department's philosophy lecturers have been invited to give conference addresses and seminars at universities such Oxford, Lancaster, Syracuse and UCLAN, a sign of their acknowledged expertise in this area.
  • 100% of this Unit’s Impact is at internationally recognised level. 79.7% of this Unit’s research outputs were rated as at least internationally recognised with 9% of the research activity world-leading.  (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Philosophy and Ethics at Liverpool Hope in our Philosophy and Ethics Subject Guides.

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

The courses and topics available to study include:

  •  Philosophy and Ethics
  •  Philosophy of Religion
  •  Applied Ethics
  •  Faith, Reason and Postmodernity
  •  Ethics and Personhood
  •  Religious and Philosophical Aesthetics.

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Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

For further information on our entry requirements for 2017 entry, please contact our Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

 

2018 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2018 entry will be between 136 - 104 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements. 

A level

BTEC

Tariff

Mix of Level 3 qualifications

Access

Irish Leaving Certificate

ABB

DDD

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points from 45 Level 3 units

128 points from Highers

BBB

DDM

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points from 45 Level 3 units

120 points from Highers

BBC

DMM

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points from 45 Level 3 units

112 points from Highers

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Philosophy and Ethics is a combined honours course and can be studied in combination with the following subjects:

Philosophy & Ethics and Art & Design History UCAS code V3V5
Philosophy & Ethics and Biology UCAS code CV50
Philosophy & Ethics and Childhood & Youth UCAS code LV95 
Philosophy & Ethics and Christian Theology UCAS code VV6N
Philosophy & Ethics and Criminology UCAS code LV53
Philosophy & Ethics and Dance UCAS code W5V5
Philosophy & Ethics and Early Childhood UCAS code XV35 
Philosophy & Ethics and English Language UCAS code QV35
Philosophy & Ethics and English Literature UCAS code QV3M
Philosophy & Ethics and History UCAS code VV15
Philosophy & Ethics and International Relations  UCAS code LV2M 
Philosophy & Ethics and Law  UCAS code MV15 
Philosophy & Ethics and Marketing UCAS code NV50
Philosophy & Ethics and Music UCAS code WVH5 
Philosophy & Ethics and Popular Music *2018 entry* UCAS code W353
Philosophy & Ethics and Religious Studies *2018 entry* UCAS code VV5P
Philosophy & Ethics and Sociology UCAS code LV65
Philosophy & Ethics and Special Educational Needs UCAS code XV15 
Philosophy & Ethics and World Religions *2017 entry* UCAS code VV5P 

 In all case the combination results in a BA Hons degree.

Employability

As a Philosophy graduate you, will have developed excellent skills in critical thinking, which are highly prized by employers. You will be competent in textual analysis, report writing and have high-level oral communication skills.

This prepares you for a range of careers including law, media, public administration, social and community work. Many graduates enter the teaching profession and you will also be well positioned to pursue postgraduate studies in philosophy and related humanity subjects.

A Degree in Philosophy and Ethics is excellent preparation for teaching the subject at A levels, and equips you with the intellectual skills and perspectives needed for facing the ethical and ideological challenges of the contemporary world

Overview

Hear from one of our students about studying Philosophy & Ethics at Liverpool Hope.

This subject explores the bigger questions of life and morality. It challenges the concept of right and wrong whilst critically examining the ethical constructs from Universalism and Utilitarianism to Kantian Ethics.

Philosophy and Ethics allows you to set foundations in philosophical and ethical thinking and then gain more detailed knowledge in the areas of Continental Philosophy and the Philosophy of Religion; Ethical and Political Philosophy.

In the final year, attention is paid to Faith, Reason and Postmodernity, and Ethics and Personhood. Religion and Philosophy provides students with a broad knowledge and understanding of six major world religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam); the philosophical approach to religion; and religious and philosophical approaches to truth.

The department is run by critical scholars who lead philosophical thinking through international research and through authoring key texts and monographs. This course will equip you with the intellectual skills and perspectives needed to face the ethical and ideological challenges of the contemporary world.

Why choose this subject?

  • 100% of students were satisfied the with the teaching Philosophy and Ethics at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2016).
  • There is a focus on Philosophy of Religion and Ethics which are increasingly important debates in contemporary society.
  • Our External Examiner has found “the teaching on these courses was of a very high standard”.
  • You will be taught by tutors who are all qualified to doctoral level and are committed teachers.
  • The philosophy staff members are dedicated researchers at the leading edge of their field, producing high quality scholarly books and articles. 
  • In recent years our Department's philosophy lecturers have been invited to give conference addresses and seminars at universities such Oxford, Lancaster, Syracuse and UCLAN, a sign of their acknowledged expertise in this area.
  • 100% of this Unit’s Impact is at internationally recognised level. 79.7% of this Unit’s research outputs were rated as at least internationally recognised with 9% of the research activity world-leading.  (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Philosophy and Ethics at Liverpool Hope in our Philosophy and Ethics Subject Guides.

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

The courses and topics available to study include:

  •  Philosophy and Ethics
  •  Philosophy of Religion
  •  Applied Ethics
  •  Faith, Reason and Postmodernity
  •  Ethics and Personhood
  •  Religious and Philosophical Aesthetics.

You may also be interested in...

Criminology

Law

Law LLB

Politics

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

For further information on our entry requirements for 2017 entry, please contact our Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

 

2018 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2018 entry will be between 136 - 104 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements. 

A level

BTEC

Tariff

Mix of Level 3 qualifications

Access

Irish Leaving Certificate

ABB

DDD

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

128 points from 45 Level 3 units

128 points from Highers

BBB

DDM

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

120 points from 45 Level 3 units

120 points from Highers

BBC

DMM

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points to include 2 Level 3 qualifications

112 points from 45 Level 3 units

112 points from Highers

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Philosophy and Ethics is a combined honours course and can be studied in combination with the following subjects:

Philosophy & Ethics and Art & Design History UCAS code V3V5
Philosophy & Ethics and Biology UCAS code CV50
Philosophy & Ethics and Childhood & Youth UCAS code LV95 
Philosophy & Ethics and Christian Theology UCAS code VV6N
Philosophy & Ethics and Criminology UCAS code LV53
Philosophy & Ethics and Dance UCAS code W5V5
Philosophy & Ethics and Early Childhood UCAS code XV35 
Philosophy & Ethics and English Language UCAS code QV35
Philosophy & Ethics and English Literature UCAS code QV3M
Philosophy & Ethics and History UCAS code VV15
Philosophy & Ethics and International Relations  UCAS code LV2M 
Philosophy & Ethics and Law  UCAS code MV15 
Philosophy & Ethics and Marketing UCAS code NV50
Philosophy & Ethics and Music UCAS code WVH5 
Philosophy & Ethics and Popular Music *2018 entry* UCAS code W353
Philosophy & Ethics and Religious Studies *2018 entry* UCAS code VV5P
Philosophy & Ethics and Sociology UCAS code LV65
Philosophy & Ethics and Special Educational Needs UCAS code XV15 
Philosophy & Ethics and World Religions *2017 entry* UCAS code VV5P 

 In all case the combination results in a BA Hons degree.

Employability

As a Philosophy graduate you, will have developed excellent skills in critical thinking, which are highly prized by employers. You will be competent in textual analysis, report writing and have high-level oral communication skills.

This prepares you for a range of careers including law, media, public administration, social and community work. Many graduates enter the teaching profession and you will also be well positioned to pursue postgraduate studies in philosophy and related humanity subjects.

A Degree in Philosophy and Ethics is excellent preparation for teaching the subject at A levels, and equips you with the intellectual skills and perspectives needed for facing the ethical and ideological challenges of the contemporary world

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Department: Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religion

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