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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

UCAS Code: V620 Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from one of our tutors about studying Philosophy, Ethics & Religion at Liverpool Hope.

If you want to understand the world we live in, you have to be able to understand the great religious traditions and philosophical questions that shape it. The degree in Religion and Philosophy is a rigorous programme that offers an in-depth understanding of Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Christianity. At the same time, it exposes you to the big questions of philosophy: what is good? What can we know? What are the ideals or principles by which we can lead a meaningful life, individually and politically? What defines a human person? What can we rationally say about the existence and nature of God?

The study of religion will grounded in an understanding of religions as they are lived and practised: field trips and research in real communities sit alongside the interpretation of texts, symbols and ideas. In philosophy, you will be reading the great texts of western thought for yourself, but also developing your own ability to think critically and put forward reasoned arguments.

Your studies will be led by internationally renowned scholars who bring their own research to bear on their teaching. Our staff have special expertise in the study of Islam in Britain, Sri Lankan Buddhism and contemporary philosophy of religion, for example. They will guide and inspire you to clarify the questions you want to ask, to explore the worldviews of others as you work out your own. 

Why choose this subject?

  • You will be taught by world-renowned scholars with expertise and research excellence
  •  100% of students were satisfied with Philosophy at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • Our external examiner said: “I found the quality of dissertation work to be particularly impressive – in some cases comparable to the level of work produced by good postgraduate students”; we see this as a sign of the achievement of our students within what we know is a supportive tutorial environment and we are very proud of it.
  • The most recent Research Assessment Exercise concluded that research in the area of Religion included that which was 'world leading'.
  • The Sheppard-Worlock Library’s special collections, consisting of the Gradwell Collection, the Radcliffe Collection, the Picton Collection, and the Andrew Walls Collection, offer the Department outstanding research material, which in some areas is unparalleled in the UK.
  • Our Department is growing and our commitment to Religion, Philosophy and Ethics clearly seen in the investments we have made in both staff and resources.
  • 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, Ethics and Religion at Liverpool Hope in our Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Subject Guides. 

 

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Subject Guide

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Subject Guide 2016

Philosophy, Ethics & Religion Subject Guide 2017

 

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Philosophy, Ethics & Religion

 

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:

  • Introduction to the Academic Study of Religion
  • Introduction to Ethics, Epistemology, Free Will and Determinism 
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Ethics, Politics and Religious Traditions
  • Themes in the Philosophy of Religion
  • World Religions.

All first year students engage extensively in academic approaches to religion and basic themes in philosophy. Opportunities for concentration begin in the second year, which builds upon the foundational work in the first year. This will culminate in concentrated advanced studies in your area of concentration in the third year.  Our curriculum is flexible and is able to change and adapt to bring in to focus contemporary world events relating to the study of philosophy, ethics and religious studies.

You may also be interested in...

Christian Theology

Theology

World Religions

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new 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:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points

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

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion is a BA Single Honours course UCAS code V620

Employability

This degree will make you appealing to many employers because of the important transferable skills you will gain.  Specifically, the ability to analyse, think critically and approach problems in a logical and creative way are qualities required by a multitude of occupations and which Philosophy, Ethics and Religion students will be in the position to offer.  A range of career development paths will be open to you in areas such as education, business, social work, law, community work, media, journalism, the civil service and chaplaincy. 

Overview

Hear from one of our tutors about studying Philosophy, Ethics & Religion at Liverpool Hope.

If you want to understand the world we live in, you have to be able to understand the great religious traditions and philosophical questions that shape it. The degree in Religion and Philosophy is a rigorous programme that offers an in-depth understanding of Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Christianity. At the same time, it exposes you to the big questions of philosophy: what is good? What can we know? What are the ideals or principles by which we can lead a meaningful life, individually and politically? What defines a human person? What can we rationally say about the existence and nature of God?

The study of religion will grounded in an understanding of religions as they are lived and practised: field trips and research in real communities sit alongside the interpretation of texts, symbols and ideas. In philosophy, you will be reading the great texts of western thought for yourself, but also developing your own ability to think critically and put forward reasoned arguments.

Your studies will be led by internationally renowned scholars who bring their own research to bear on their teaching. Our staff have special expertise in the study of Islam in Britain, Sri Lankan Buddhism and contemporary philosophy of religion, for example. They will guide and inspire you to clarify the questions you want to ask, to explore the worldviews of others as you work out your own. 

Why choose this subject?

  • You will be taught by world-renowned scholars with expertise and research excellence
  •  100% of students were satisfied with Philosophy at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • Our external examiner said: “I found the quality of dissertation work to be particularly impressive – in some cases comparable to the level of work produced by good postgraduate students”; we see this as a sign of the achievement of our students within what we know is a supportive tutorial environment and we are very proud of it.
  • The most recent Research Assessment Exercise concluded that research in the area of Religion included that which was 'world leading'.
  • The Sheppard-Worlock Library’s special collections, consisting of the Gradwell Collection, the Radcliffe Collection, the Picton Collection, and the Andrew Walls Collection, offer the Department outstanding research material, which in some areas is unparalleled in the UK.
  • Our Department is growing and our commitment to Religion, Philosophy and Ethics clearly seen in the investments we have made in both staff and resources.
  • 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, Ethics and Religion at Liverpool Hope in our Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Subject Guides. 

 

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Subject Guide

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Subject Guide 2016

Philosophy, Ethics & Religion Subject Guide 2017

 

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Philosophy, Ethics & Religion

 

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:

  • Introduction to the Academic Study of Religion
  • Introduction to Ethics, Epistemology, Free Will and Determinism 
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Ethics, Politics and Religious Traditions
  • Themes in the Philosophy of Religion
  • World Religions.

All first year students engage extensively in academic approaches to religion and basic themes in philosophy. Opportunities for concentration begin in the second year, which builds upon the foundational work in the first year. This will culminate in concentrated advanced studies in your area of concentration in the third year.  Our curriculum is flexible and is able to change and adapt to bring in to focus contemporary world events relating to the study of philosophy, ethics and religious studies.

You may also be interested in...

Christian Theology

Theology

World Religions

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new 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:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points

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

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion is a BA Single Honours course UCAS code V620

Employability

This degree will make you appealing to many employers because of the important transferable skills you will gain.  Specifically, the ability to analyse, think critically and approach problems in a logical and creative way are qualities required by a multitude of occupations and which Philosophy, Ethics and Religion students will be in the position to offer.  A range of career development paths will be open to you in areas such as education, business, social work, law, community work, media, journalism, the civil service and chaplaincy. 

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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