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?
The courses and topics available to study include:
The standard offer level is a minimum of 300 UCAS points, including a minimum of two A/A2 levels or equivalent.
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 Biblical Studies||UCAS code VV6M|
|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 Fine Art||UCAS code W1V5|
|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 Sociology||UCAS code LV65|
|Philosophy & Ethics and Special Educational Needs||UCAS code XV15|
|Philosophy & Ethics and World Religions||UCAS code VV5P|
In all case the combination results in a BA Hons degree.
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