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BA single honours Religion, Philosophy and Ethics with Foundation Year 2019/20

Year of entry

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A number of our degrees are also offered with an additional foundation year (Year 0). Whether you are a school-leaver or someone considering returning to study but don’t have the entry requirements for your chosen subject, a foundation year course may be just what you’re looking for.

95% of our Religion Philosophy and Ethics students were satisfied with the quality of their course.

National Student Survey 2017

A foundation year is the first year of a four year programme which:

  • provides an introduction not only to study at University but also to your chosen subject
  • offers you a highly supportive environment where you can develop the self-confidence, knowledge, skills and understanding for further study

Following the Foundation Year in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics you will go on to explore areas including:

  • religion and social justice
  • Indian and Chinese philosophies
  • religion and science
  • ethical theories and issues

Are you fascinated by religions and their role in shaping our diverse, globalised, and multicultural world? Do you enjoy reading philosophy, thinking about philosophy, and arguing about philosophy? Are you impressed with the seriousness of ethical questions, and want to explore issues challenging people today? Do you value open minded, independent, and critical thinking? If so, you will enjoy studying Religion, Philosophy and Ethics. Religious, philosophical and ethical concerns feature regularly in the media, and underpin a range of often contested issues in the world we share. A sound knowledge and in-depth appreciation of philosophical and ethical issues and their relationship to a range of religious traditions can be crucial in making sense of contemporary society. Our degree offers a challenging and stimulating course that encourages critical thinking and offers the opportunity for lively debate.

You can study French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish as part of, or alongside, your course.

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Top reasons to study Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

  • Covering a diverse range of religions, philosophical traditions and ethical issues
  • Thematic focus on Social Justice
  • Caring approach to students
  • Small class sizes that allow for discussions and debate
  • 100% of our students are satisfied with our Religion, Philosophy and Ethics programme (NSS 2017)

The importance of St Martin’s Church, St Augustine’s Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral is now recognised by UNESCO, which has designated the combination of these locations a World Heritage Site. Our Canterbury campus lies between these ancient buildings, places that have inspired generations of people to develop themselves both spiritually and through education.

Students on this programme are also eligible to apply to study for a year in North America as part of their degree.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Canterbury Christ Church University. I have developed both academically and personally. My lecturers always encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and to have more confidence in my written work. The support of my lecturers has been the key to my success and I am thankful of the time and support I have received from my department. Canterbury is a beautiful and vibrant city with lots of things for students to do. I am lucky to have had the chance to live in Canterbury and I am excited to be able to graduate in Canterbury cathedral itself!”

Charlotte Welsby Religion, Philosophy and Ethics (graduated in September 2017)

Our single honours Religion, Philosophy and Ethics degree offers opportunities to study different religious and philosophical traditions, and explore how these relate to ethical theories and issues. These elements are studied alongside selected relevant areas of theological study. In years two and three you will choose from a diverse range of option modules. In our combined honours degree, selected Religion, Philosophy and Ethics modules are paired with those from a second subject chosen from an extensive range of degree courses.

Professor Robert Beckford has won numerous awards for documentary film productions on television stations including Channel 4, BBC 2, BBC4 and Discovery USA. He earned himself a BAFTA for diversity in educational broadcasting for a six part series for BBC Religion (Test of Time, 2002). Robert has pioneered theological reflection on TV documentary making.

Single Honours Religion, Philosophy and Ethics students and those combining the subject with Theology are eligible to apply to study for a year in North America as part of their degree. There will be a competitive internal application process, as spaces are limited, and acceptance will be based on academic merit.

Foundation Year Zero

Students on all of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Foundation Year courses will undertake 80 credits of generic core modules introducing them to study in the arts and humanities and university level skills, namely:

  • Academic Writing and Study Skills
  • Personal and Career Development
  • Understanding Arts and Humanities
  • Being Human: an Introduction to the Humanities

In addition you will be offered two 20 credit optional modules, one to be studied in each semester. The full list of optional modules is as follows and you will be placed onto the modules which most effectively complement your degree pathway choice and, where applicable, your study interests:

  • Dangerous Ideas
  • Foundation English Language and Communication
  • Foundation English Literature
  • Foundation Media and Communications
  • Analysing British Cinema
  • Historical Foundations
  • America and the World (subject to validation)
  • Music and Performing Arts in Context
  • The Languages and Theory of Music

Core modules

Year 1 Single Honours

  • Ethical Theories and Issues  (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Philosophy (20 credits)
  • Understanding World Religions (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Christianity (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Biblical Studies (20 credits)
  • Religion and Social Justice (20 credits)

Year 1 Combined Honours

  • Ethical Theories and Issues (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Philosophy (20 credits)
  • Understanding World Religions (20 credits)

Year 1 modules:

Ethical Theories and Issues (20 Credits)

You will engage critically with significant ethical theories and apply these theories to contemporary moral issues with reference to religion. You will study a range of views about the relationship between morality and religion and how they apply to contemporary ethical debates.

Introduction to Philosophy (20 Credits)

You will be introduced to the history of philosophy in the Western tradition, and study key philosophical issues. You will engage critically with philosophers from Antiquity to contemporary times and explore different perspectives on contentious philosophical issues and ideas.

Understanding World Religions (20 Credits)

You will be introduced to a variety of the world’s religions from Western and Eastern traditions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. You will also learn about key concepts in the academic study of religious traditions.

Introduction to Christianity (20 Credits)

You will receive a broad introductory overview of Christianity in its historical and intellectual development, and gain an understanding of Christian thought within its historical, social and cultural contexts.

Introduction to Biblical Studies (20 Credits)

You will gain an overview of the historical background and content of the Old and New Testaments, study in detail some representative texts within them, and become familiar with the concepts, principles, methods and tools of modern scholarly biblical interpretation.

Religion and Social Justice (20 Credits)

You will critically assess claims for, and approaches to social justice in the context of the Bible. You will also explore the application of social justice in the practices of believers in a range of contexts.

Year 2 Single Honours and Combined Honours

Ethics in Religious Traditions

You will take the mandatory module, Ethics in Religious Traditions (20 Credits). In this module, you will engage critically with the ethical beliefsand practices of a variety of world religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Judaism. Topics may include contemporary debates on bioethics, environmental and food ethics, abortion and end life of ethics. This module builds on the knowledge and skills obtained in your first­year Ethical Theories and Issues and Introduction to World Religions modules.

In addition to your mandatory core module, Ethics in Religious Traditions (20 credits), you will choose the requisite number of 20­credit option modules from any of the following categories to make up your remaining credit requirement.

  • Selected Topics in Study of Religion
  • Selected Topics in Philosophy
  • Selected Topics in Religion, Community and Social Justice
  • Selected Texts in Biblical Studies

Year 3 Single Honours

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Individual Study (40 credits)

This module will enable you, under the guidance of a tutor, to undertake an extended piece of work in religion, philosophy and ethics based on your own research. This provides you with an opportunity to follow up an area of interest in depth, to enable you to develop skills in critical thinking and argumentation, and to lay the foundations for possible future work at higher degree level

Year 3 Combined Honours

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Extended Research Essay (20 credits)

This module will enable you, under the guidance of a tutor, to undertake an extended piece of work in religion, philosophy and ethics based on your own research. This provides you with an opportunity to follow up an area of interest in depth, to enable you to develop skills in critical thinking and argumentation, and to lay the foundations for possible future work at higher degree level.

As Combined Honours students, you must also take Religion, Gender and Sexuality or Contemporary Issues in World Religions.

NB: At least one (but not necessarily both) of these modules will run in any given year.

Religion, Gender and Sexuality (20 credits)

This module allows you to foster a critical awareness of current issues in the study of religion, gender and sexualities, including focus on approaches to gender identity, gender equality, sexual identity, and sexuality practices.

Contemporary Issues in World Religions (20 credits)

In this module you will take a detailed look at a range of contemporary religious issues in the world today. Topics may include secularisation and revival of religion, fundamentalism, religion and nationalism, religion and politics and new religious movements.

In addition to your mandatory core module/s, you will choose the requisite number of 20 credit option modules from any of the following categories to make up your remaining credit requirement.

  • Further Topics in the Study of Religion
  • Further Topics in Philosophy
  • Further Topics in Ethics
  • Further Topics in Theology
  • Further Texts in Biblical Studies
  • Further Topics in Theology, Community and Social Justice

We continually review and, where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. We will inform applicants of any changes to the course structure before enrolment.

Year 2 Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

In addition to your mandatory core module, Ethics in Religious Traditions (20 credits), you will choose the requisite number of 20­ credit option modules from any of the following categories to make up your remaining credit requirement. One or more option modules will be offered in each of the following categories. Please note that not all available modules will run in any given year.

i) Selected Topics in the Study of Religion:

Option modules in this category will allow you to extend your knowledge and critical understanding of various religious traditions. Current options include:

  • Buddhism(20 credits)
  • Islam(20 credits)
  • Judaism(20 credits)

ii) Selected Topics in Philosophy:

Option modules in this category will give you knowledge and critical understanding of a range of philosophical issues, many of which are closely related to religious concerns. Current options include:

  • Chinese Philosophies (20 credits)
  • Kant (20 credits)
  • John Stuart Mill (20 credits)
  • Philosophy of Religion (20 credits)
  • Religion and Science (20 credits)

iii) Selected Topics in Religion, Community and Social Justice:

Option modules in this category investigate the significance of community and notions such as equality and social inclusion in religious traditions. Current options include:

  • Popular Culture and Theology (20 credits)
  • Religion and Community (20 credits)
  • Christian Faith and Ethical Living (20 credits)

iv) Selected Topics in Biblical Studies:

Option modules in this category will allow you to acquire an understanding of a range of different kinds of New and Old Testament texts, develop an understanding of critical approaches to these texts, and to make appropriate use of them in a variety of contexts. Current options include:

  • Selected New Testament Texts (20 credits)
  • Selected Old Testament Texts (20 credits)
  • John: Gospel and Letters (20 credits)
  • Textual Explorations in Biblical Theology (20 credits)

v) Employability:

Year 3 Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

In addition to your mandatory core module, the Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Individual Study (40 credits) if you are a single honours student, or the Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Extended Research Essay (20 credits) if you are a combined honours student, you will choose the requisite number of 20­credit option modules from any of the following categories to make up your remaining credit requirement.

Please remember combined honours students must take at least one of Religion, Gender and Sexuality and/or Contemporary Issues in World Religions. One or more option modules will be offered in each of the following categories. Not all available modules will run in any given year.

i)                    Further Topics in the Study of Religion:

  • Visual Culture and Religion (20 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in World Religions (20 credits)
  • Religion, Film and Literature (20 credits)
  • God and Gothic: Themes in Victorian Religion and Culture (20 credits)

ii)                   Further Topics in Philosophy:

  • British Idealism (20 credits)
  • Critiques of Religion (20 credits)
  • Indian Philosophies (20 credits)

iii)                 Further Topics in Ethics:

  • Advanced Seminar in Ethics and Religion (20 credits)
  • Religion, Gender and Sexuality (20 credits)

iv)                 Further Topics in Theology:

  • Christian Doctrine and Interpretation (20 credits)
  • Theology and Literature (20 credits)
  • Modern Theological Thought (20 credits)

v)                  Further Texts in Biblical Studies:

  • Biblical Interpretation (20 credits)
  • Church and Society in the New Testament (20 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Biblical Theology (20 credits)

vi)                 Further Topics in Theology, Community and Social Justice

  • Pastoral and Practical Theology (20 credits)
  • Theology and Politics (20 credits)

Year 2 Option Modules

Buddhism (20 credits)

This module will develop your knowledge and critical understanding of Buddhism in the past and present in a variety of cultures. You will study the complex development of Buddhism(s) and evaluate primary and secondary sources as well as trends and methodological approaches relevant to Buddhism.

Islam (20 credits)

This module will allow you to explore the history, beliefs and practices of Islam as it occurs in diverse cultural contexts. You will study the historical development of Islam and explore a variety of contemporary issues that demonstrate the diversity of contemporary Muslim lives.

Judaism (20 credits)

This module will introduce you to differentunderstandings of what it has meant to be Jewish throughout the ages. Studying primary sources from all periods of Jewish history, you will learn to appreciate the essence and variety of Jewish identity.

Chinese Philosophies (20 credits)

This module will develop your knowledge and critical understanding of key Chinese philosophical ideas and traditions, such as Daoism and Confucianism and their history and development.

Kant  (20 credits)

This module will centre on sustainedengagement with the thought of Immanuel Kant. It will introduce you to Kant’s critical philosophy, and explain his pivotal role in modern thought. You will read selected sections from Kant’s works (in translation), and develop broad understanding of one or two principal themes in his philosophical project.

John Stuart Mill (20 credits)

This module will centre on sustained engagement with the thought of John Stuart Mill. You will be introduced to Mill’s life and thought and examine his prole in the transformation of British society with reference to liberalism, feminism, and secularism

Philosophy of Religion (20 credits)

This module will give you a detailed and critical understanding of key themes in the philosophy of religion such as arguments for the existence of God, the problem of evil, the nature of religious language, life after death, the existence of the soul and the nature of personal identity, and the nature of religious belief.

Religion and Science (20 credits)

This module will help you articulate a critical understanding of the relationship of religion and science, including questions of definition, method and the historical development of disciplines and ideas.

Popular Culture and Theology (20 credits)

This module will introduce you to the relationships between theology and popular culture, including television, cinema, music, fashion and sport. You will critically examine theological approaches to the study of popular culture, and gain a thorough grounding in the key terms and concepts relevant to the study of this area.

Religion and Community (20 credits)

This module will help you evaluate definitions of “religious community” across a range of religious traditions and contexts, and evaluate the connection between community identity and practice. You will examine religious models of social life from renunciation, to full participation in the socio­political world.

Selected New Testament Texts (20 credits)

This module will help you to understand a range of different kinds of New Testament texts. It will enable you to understand modern critical approaches to these texts, and to make appropriate use of them in a variety of contexts.

Selected Old Testament Texts (20 credits)

This module will help you to understand a range of different kinds of Old Testament texts. It will enable you to understand modern critical approaches to these texts, and to make appropriate use of them in a variety of contexts.

John: Gospel and Letters (20 credits)

This module will develop your knowledge and critical understanding of theology and religion by a study in depth of a corpus of highly influential early Christian texts, the Gospel and Letters of John.

Textual Explorations in Biblical Theology (20 credits)

This module will help you to approach Biblical study through the exploration of theological themes with reference to the Bible, illustrated with selected examples of a range of texts from both Old and New Testaments.

Christian Faith and Ethical Living (20 credits)

 This module will help you articulate a critical appreciation of the ways Christian faith may inform and shape the moral life of communities and individuals. It will help you understand the theological resources available for Christian reflection on ethical issues, and apply your thinking to particular moral questions.

Ethics of Identity (20 credits)

This module will examine a selection of key social identities (including race, gender, sexuality, religious affiliation, class, disability). You will engage with a variety of approaches to identity and critically examine the ways in which identities intersect with each other in the context of contemporary ethical issues.

Applied Humanities Employability in Practice (20 credits)

This module aims to complement the theoretical elements of a humanities degree by taking the skills-set that student acquire as undergraduates and helping them see ways and means to render it relevant to the world of work. In contrast to academic class-based learning, the focus here is on exciting and useful practical work-based experience. Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of a work environment either through a 40 hour micro-placement; or by bringing students into contact with professionals who will help set out a project/problem based work opportunity; or through a relevant case study. This could be work shadowing, a reflective diary, a portfolio, or a research report.

More details can be found on this page. 

Year 3 Option Modules

Contemporary Issues in World Religions (20 credits)

In this module you will take a detailed look at a range of contemporary religious issues in the world today. Topics may include secularisation and revival of religion, fundamentalism, religion and nationalism, religion and politics and new religious movements.

Visual Culture and Religion (20 credits)

 In this option you will investigate the visual dimension of a variety of religious traditions which may include Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and Judaism. This module will also allow you to explore the representation of religion in films.

Critiques of Religion (20 credits)

This module will give you detailed knowledge about important criticisms of religion, and the significance of such criticisms for religious belief. You will evaluate critiques of religion developed by thinkers such as Feuerbach, Marx, Nietzsche and Durkheim, and others. You will explore a multi­disciplinary approach to religion.

Indian Philosophies (20 credits)

This option allows you to develop a detailed knowledge and critical understanding of key Indian philosophical ideas. It will extend your knowledge of philosophy to include an important non­Western tradition.

British Idealism (20 credits)

In this module you will critically analyse the complex religious, philosophical and ethical synthesis present in the work of Idealists in the British tradition such as T. H. Green, R. G. Collingwood, or others.

Religion, Gender and Sexuality (20 credits)

This option will allow you to take a critical look at religious approaches to issues of gender identity, gender equality, sexual identities, and sexual practices.

Advanced Seminar in Ethics and Religion (20 credits)

This option will allow you to investigate ethical issues in an advanced fashion with an emphasis on detailed critical engagement with recent academic research and primary material from a range of sources.

Religion and Politics (20 credits)

This option allows you to critically assess a variety of responses to the relationship between “church and state”. Materials will be drawn from theology, religious studies, and political science such as the Gospels, Augustine, Marx, Liberation theology, and the Civil Rights Movement, and others.

Pastoral and Practical Theology (20 credits)

This option allows you to study current issues in pastoral and practical theology, and to identify appropriate tools, methods and resources for engagement with the discipline. You will critically investigate challenges of faith in context, pastoral care, and Christian ministry.

Biblical Interpretation (20 credits)

In this option you will explore some Biblical texts or themes within the context of contemporary scholarship and study philosophical and theological questions of interpretation.

Contemporary Issues in Biblical Theology (20 credits)

This option looks at key contemporary issues in Biblical theology represented in both Old and New Testaments, offering you an understanding of recent theological thinkers who have sought to ground their understanding of faith primarily on the Biblical witnesses.

Theology and Literature (20 credits)

This option helps you to understand theories in the interdisciplinary field of religion and literature and to appreciate the importance of literary theory, imagination and poetics for theological studies.

Modern Theological Thought (20 credits)

This module will enable you to understand challenges and opportunities presented to Christian theology in our day.

God and Gothic: Themes in Victorian Religion and Culture (20 credits)

Students will engage with primary sources which will allow them to develop understanding of the complex relationships of religion, culture, and politics, in the context of Victorian Britain.

Religion, Literature and Film (20 credits)

This module explores religion, faith and spirituality from the standpoint of film narrative and the written word. Students will begin by looking at theories that analyse the significance of story to religious understanding.

The Religion, Philosophy and Ethics degree opens up routes into teaching, through the PGCE, and prepares you for further postgraduate study at all levels through to PhD. In the context of contemporary, multi-cultural Britain, many public sector institutions such as the police, the civil service, and the social services, value people with expertise in this area supporting diversity and inclusion. This qualification will also help prepare and develop you for various roles in religious institutions, roles in charities and non-for-profit organisations, in development work, community-based roles, and aspects of welfare.

"Controversial, thought-provoking, complex and profound, the study of religion has been fascinating and rewarding, and the most important lesson I have learnt from this project, and indeed from my time at Canterbury, is the importance of not accepting things at face value, but to keep an open mind at all times, particularly when it comes to religion."

Jean Nelson

Fees

The 2019/20 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  UK / EU Overseas
Full-time - Foundation Year 0 £6,575 £8,500
Full-time - years 1-3 * £9,250 £11,900

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

* The tuition fee of £9,250 relates to 2019/20 only. Please read the 2019/20 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2019/20 tuition fees and mid-course year on year fee increases.

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

CategoryDescription
Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any Library Fees and Fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

Course specific costs

CategoryDescription
Field Trips (including potential trips abroad, and local and national trips to places of worship and sites of special religious interest).

Field Trips are offered as non-compulsory enhancement or enrichment activities, and are not included in the Tuition Fee. The cost of trips will depend on travel costs, entrance fees, accommodation fees, and other factors. The exact cost of trips will be calculated to provide an excellent experience at an appropriate cost, depending on the number of people involved.

Text books

The exact cost of books will depend on publishers’ prices. Academic staff will be mindful of the need to balance excellent resources against appropriate affordability. Text books will be supplied through the CCCU Bookshop, and will be available with any CCCU Bookshop discount which applies.

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIncluded in the tuition feeAdditional cost to student
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) No, if the trip contributes to the course as an optional module. Yes if the trip is optional.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  No

Travel and accommodation costs for professional placements within the Education and Health & Wellbeing Faculties.

Travel and accommodation costs for other work placements. 
Text books No Own purchase text books.
DBS / Health checks No Yes
Professional Body registration No Yes
Travel to other sites (e.g. travel to swimming pool for lessons) No Yes
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons. Yes, where the clothing is kept by the student and not essential for health and safety reasons.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course. Additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student.
Library fees and fines No Yes
Printing and photocopying No Yes
Social events No, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student.

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will typically have around 12 contact hours per week.

Seminars will enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures.  In addition, you will meet with your academic personal tutor.  Tutorials will provide the opportunity to work in smaller groups with your tutor.

All programmes are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2020.

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars, tutorials or other timetabled sessions you will continue learning through self-study.  Typically, this involves reading books and articles from academic journals, undertaking research in the library, and preparing for coursework assignments/examinations and seminars.

Your module tutor will direct you towards specific readings and/or activities to complete before class.

For the Dissertation (Single Honours students) or the Extended Research Essay (Combined Honours students) in year three, you will undertake independent research. You will work under the supervision of an academic tutor. You will meet with your supervisor regularly to discuss your work.

Overall workload

Your overall workload typically consists of 12 contact hours, independent study and research time of about 10 hours a week per 20-credit module and the occasional field trip.

"Our colleague Dr Maria Diemling won the Golden Apple Award for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in 2017. The Golden Apple Awards is a scheme run by the Students’ Union to enable students to reward academic and support staff who exhibit exceptional teaching / support standards or are particularly inspiring within their field. Students from across the University are welcome to nominate any member of staff or support department who/which has had a particularly influential role in the student’s development. These awards are given annually to outstanding members of academic and support staff, nominated by the students."

Academic input

You will be taught by highly qualified academics who hold doctoral and teaching qualifications.

All tutors are research-active, publish regularly in their field and have experience in delivering teaching that is informed by their specific research. You can find out more about the current teaching team on our Academic Staff page. You should note members of the teaching team might change.

Postgraduate students assist in teaching and assessing some modules. However, experienced academics teach the vast majority of lectures and seminars.

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics is assessed primarily by coursework. Most of your work will consist of the writing of essays, and some modules will feature assessment by examination alongside a coursework essay, depending on what best suits a particular topic or discipline.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows:

Foundation year:

100 per cent coursework.

Year 1

75 per cent coursework 25 per cent written exams.

Year 2

77 per cent coursework 23 per cent written exams. (Average taken across all offered modules in 2017/2018.)

Year 3

88 per cent coursework 6 per cent written exams and 6 per cent individual study. (Average taken across all offered modules in 2017/2018.).

Feedback

Providing feedback on your coursework and explaining how to improve your work is an important aspect of our teaching. You will receive feedback on all formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module tutor. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

We provide you with feedback within 15 working days of hand-in for formal coursework assessment. 

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UCAS course code

  • V602 Religion, Philosophy and Ethics with Foundation Year

UCAS institution code

  • C10

Length

  • 4 years full-time

Starts

  • September 2019

Entry requirements

  • Candidates should have studied at level 3 and have attained 48 UCAS Tariff points, although those without formal qualifications will be considered.

    You do not need to have significant prior knowledge of Arts and Humanities related subjects but should be motivated to study the subject.

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