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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

Bangor University
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

About this program

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

Studying Philosophy, Ethics and Religion offers you the opportunity to engage with the fundamental questions of life: What does it means to be human? How should we resolve moral dilemmas? Is it possible to prove that God exists? Our course draws together modules that explore ethics, analytical and continental philosophy, and Eastern and Western religions. If you have an enquiring mind and want to cultivate new skills - this may be the course for you.

All of our modules are taught by experts in fields of Philosophy, Ethics and Religion, specialising in areas such as religious extremism, existentialism, applied ethics, aesthetics, Holocaust studies and the study of the world religions. Each year you will be able to choose from a wide range of courses and with no compulsory modules in your first and second year you will be able to tailor your degree to your own interests. In your final year of study, you will again be able to choose most of your modules but will also be required to complete an independent project which will give you the opportunity to research a topic of your choosing at an advanced level.

Our courses are taught through interactive lectures and seminars, where you will be able explore and debate some of the most significant philosophical, ethical and religious issues that confront humanity today.

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Admission requirements

For 2022 entry:

Offers are tariff based, 80 - 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification e.g.:

  • A Levels
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMP - DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: Case by case
  • Access
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
  • T-levels: considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

Optional Modules

  • Death of God
  • Existentialism
  • Social Divisions or
  • Islam:Hist, Soc and Beliefs
  • Intro to Ancient Philosophy
  • Intro: Judaism & Christianity
  • Themes - Eastern Religion/Phil
  • Living the Good Life

Year 2

Optional Modules

  • Work Placement or
  • Modern Ideas & Movements
  • Work Placement or
  • Lleoliad Gwaith
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Serial Killers
  • Holy Wars
  • Applied Ethics
  • Nature and Western Religion
  • Independent Study
  • Hinduism in the Modern World
  • Tales of Might and Morality
  • Judaism in the Modern World or
  • Anti-Semitism

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1


Semester 2


Scholarships & funding

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


Please contact the institute for more information.

Career paths

Through studying Philosophy, Ethics and Religion you will develop a wide array of skills that are very much in demand in today's job market. For instance, our degree encourages students to develop a range of skills such as problem solving, analysis and evaluation, communicating and presentation, empathy and social skills, creativity, forming a well justified argument or point of view, time management, organisational and teamwork. These transferable skills are valued by a wide range of employers and can lead Philosophy, Ethics and Religion graduates finding employment in a range of different fields such as:

  • Legal services
  • Teaching and Education
  • Academia
  • Politics
  • Social Work
  • Event Management
  • Accountants
  • Business and Management
  • Banking
  • Prison Service
  • Museums, Heritage and the Arts
  • Counselling
  • Journalism
  • Publishing
  • Ministry
  • Health Care
  • Non-profit Agencies
  • Media

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

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Bangor University

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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.

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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’.

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Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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