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Philosophy and Religion

Bangor University
3 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Bangor
English
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Philosophy and Religion

About this program

Philosophy and Religion

The Philosophy and Religion degree program at Bangor University offers the opportunity to study some of the most important and challenging ideas that have shaped Eastern and Western cultures. Our choice of modules offer a unique variety of religious and philosophical traditions, encompassing both analytical and continental philosophy, and religions of Eastern and Western tradition. We have more than enough to cultivate your skills and satisfy your enquiring mind. Philosophy and Religion at Bangor has developed out of a longstanding tradition in these subject areas within the University since the 19th century. Our staff are dedicated to developing your full academic and personal potential, and to prepare you for success after graduation.

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Admission requirements

For 2020 entry:

Typical offer is based on a minimum 104 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification e.g.:

  • A Levels (no specific subjects required)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • Access: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website


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Program content

Year 1

  • Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
  • Introduction to Islam
  • Introduction to Judaism and Christianity
  • Themes in Eastern Philosophy and Religion
  • Ethics: Religious Perspectives
  • Existentialism
  • Death of God
  • Introduction to Logic

Year 2 & 3

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Applied Ethics
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy in the 20th Century
  • Problem of Evil
  • Political Philosophy
  • Faith and Reason
  • Kant
  • Religion, Gender and Sexuality
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Psychology of Religion: The Mad, Holy, and Demonic
  • Fundamentalism
  • Paradoxes of Self: Nietzsche and Jung
  • Hinduism and Buddhism
  • Dissertation (Year 3)

*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

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Qualification

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BA (Hons).

Continuing studies

Many students will go on to pursue postgraduate degrees leading to an MA, MRes or PhD.

Career paths

A degree in Philosophy and Religion will open up opportunities in a broad range of areas, including teaching, communication, publishing, social work, librarianship, the media etc.

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Bangor University

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Why study at Bangor University

A top 10 university

The Complete University Guide 2021 results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

World class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. Bangor University is in the top 40 in the UK for research according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first-year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated Top 15 in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2020.

Free membership of all clubs and societies

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.

UNRIVALlED location

Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

Contact info

Bangor University

Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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www.bangor.ac.uk

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