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Religions, Philosophies and Ethics BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University
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3 years
Bachelor's degree
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Program description

Religions, Philosophies and Ethics BA (Hons)

You’ll explore religions, philosophies and ethics from a global perspective, not just a Western one. We examine the philosophies and ethics of the Indian subcontinent and China, and a range of religious traditions, from Buddhism to Christianity to Paganism.

We relate these systems and traditions to topical and emerging issues in the contemporary world: gender, identity, our relationship to the natural work and environmental crisis, among many others. The course is dynamic, staying up-to-date with changing religious and philosophical thinking, and the context in which these changes takes place. It demands, and helps you to develop, rigorous and systematic thinking.

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Admission requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications for entry to our undergraduate programmes. Typical offers include A-level grades CCC, preferably in a related subject.

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Program content

This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the programme document (below the main image on this page) for more information.

Year one (Level 4) modules

  • Truth and Reality
  • Beyond Belief
  • Ethics and Values
  • Global Religions
  • Global Philosophies
  • God and Reason
  • Creativity, Art and Philosophy

Year two (Level 5) modules

  • Darshana, Dharma and Dao
  • Living Religion
  • Indian Religions: Comparative Perspective
  • Studying Religions in the Contemporary World
  • Reading Philosophy
  • Atheism and Unbelief
  • Buddhism: Foundations, History and Philosophy
  • Ethics, Religion and Humanism
  • Ecology and Nature
  • East Asian Visions: Religion, Philosophy and Ethics in Japan
  • Chinese Thought and Culture: China Summer School
  • Professional Placement Year

Year three (Level 6) modules

  • Dissertation
  • Project
  • Life and Meaning
  • Utopia and Dystopia
  • Issues in Contemporary Christianity: Science and Religion
  • The Song of the Lord: Hinduism, Religion, Scripture and the Bhagavad-Gita
  • Spiritual Revolution: Pagan, New and Alternative Religions in the 21st Century
  • Buddhism in Asia
  • Comparative Philosophy
  • Making Sex
  • India and the West
  • Islam: Faith, Politics and History
  • Muslim Migration and Islam in Europe
  • Chinese Thought and Culture: China Summer School
  • Religious and Cultural Diversity in Education

Tuition fees

UK and EU students full time fee for year 1 is £9,250

International students full time fee for year 1 is £13,300

Career opportunities

Our graduates have careers in:

  • The police service
  • Health administration
  • Education
  • Social work
  • Journalism

Many graduates go on to train as teachers – the course is widely respected as a foundation for a career in education.

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Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University is a top UK university for creativity, culture, enterprise and education. Based in a World Heritage city and connected to a network of international partners, Bath Spa University ensures that its graduates are socially engaged global citizens....

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Bath Spa University

Newton Park
BA2 9BN Bath
United Kingdom

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