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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion with Year Abroad (BA)

Award
Bachelor of Arts
Typical offer
AAB-ABBView full entry requirements
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Avenue
UCAS course code
VV56

About this course

How should we live? What can we really know? Can religious beliefs be justified? This joint honours course will allow you to examine far-reaching questions that have puzzled great thinkers for centuries but are still relevant today. You’ll gain a grounding in philosophical and critical thought, and have the freedom to pursue your own interests in optional modules like metaphysics, Neolithic Britain and Islamic fundamentalism.

This degree will give you an excellent education in philosophy, ethics and religion.

In your degree you can:

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

  • grapple with complex contemporary questions such as the duties of affluent people towards those living in poverty around the world

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

  • study abroad at one of our partner institutions

  • develop research and presentation skills  

You’ll benefit from a rich, and enjoyable experience, and graduate as a confident, curious and independent self-starter equipped with the skills for a successful career.

You can take modules from other disciplines such as anthropology or psychology, studying a language, or choosing from a range of cross-disciplinary modules. These include topics such as social enterprise, risk management, and living and working on the web.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 416.94 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Avenue campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.