Controversial, thought-provoking, complex and profound, this course taught me not to accept things at face value. I try to keep an open mind at all times, particularly when it comes to religion.



    Religious, philosophical and ethical concerns often feature in the media and underpin a range of controversial issues in the world we share.

    If you like thinking about and debating these subjects, then you’ll enjoy this course.

    You’ll be taught by an experienced team of academics who have published widely on topics such as religion, gender and sexuality, contemporary food ethics, religion and literature, conflicts over Jewish identity and interfaith relations.

    Why Study Religion, Philosophy and Ethics? 

    Are you fascinated by religions and their role in shaping our diverse, globalised and multicultural world? If the answer is yes, our course will introduce you to the diversity and complexity of contemporary religious traditions.

    Our challenging and stimulating course will help you to gain sound knowledge and an in-depth appreciation of philosophical and ethical issues affecting contemporary society and you'll explore their relationship to different religious traditions. You will study different ethical theories so that you can develop as an open minded and independent critical thinker. You'll have opportunities engage in lively debate and will explore issues from a critical perspective. 

    Complete University Guide Subject League Table 2023

    11th in the UK for student satisfaction with the quality of teaching in the subject area of Theology and Religious Studies.

    The Guardian University League Tables 2022

    Top ten in the UK for student satisfaction for the overall quality of the course in the subject area of Religious Studies and Theology.