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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

This BA Philosophy, Ethics and Religion degree will give you the opportunity to explore fundamental and far-reaching questions that have puzzled great thinkers for millennia, but are still relevant today. Learn about ethical issues and the nature of religion in disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, history and politics. You’ll gain a grounding in philosophical and critical thought, and follow your own interests in optional modules.

How should we live? What can we really know? Can religious beliefs be justified? And what is their role in society? How can we apply philosophy to real world problems such as global poverty?

You will explore these fundamental questions using the philosophical method of reasoned argument and critical scrutiny. Our broad curriculum will allow you to approach topics from multiple perspectives, with the flexibility to pursue your own interests. Throughout your degree, you'll:

  • develop an understanding of basic philosophical questions such as ethics, reason and responsibility

  • study questions such as the duties of affluent people towards those living in poverty around the world

  • learn about the ethics of global poverty, science and technology, plus moral questions, and the nature of moral judgments

  • apply philosophical thought to language, morality, sex and other important aspects of life

You’ll learn in small groups in a relaxed and friendly environment. You can also take modules from other disciplines such as anthropology or psychology, study a language, or choose from a range of cross-disciplinary modules.

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

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