Religion and philosophy are fundamental parts of how people have sought to express their understanding of the purpose of life, and the foundation of personal and social behaviour.
In this thought-provoking degree combining two complementary disciplines, you will explore your own and other peoples' religious history and culture, and some of the fundamental questions of existence.
How should we live our lives? What should we believe? How should we set about trying to answer these questions, and how are we even able to think about them? Philosophy investigates these profound issues.
As the world’s oldest academic discipline, Philosophy has developed a range of concepts and techniques for addressing complicated problems. We equip you to analyse and construct complex chains of reasoning, developing and refining your thinking skills to consider the pressing puzzles of our time.
Religion has been part of human experience from the earliest traces of human existence up to the present day. It has been the way most cultures have sought to express their understanding of why we live and how we ought to behave.
Unlike other UK degrees, we explore beyond the major world religions, investigating lesser known faiths such as Jainism and mysticism. We give you space to focus on the ethical dimension of all traditions as you carry our your studies.
We offer a challenging and flexible program of modules, supported by a friendly atmosphere and excellent staff-student relationships. Experts in their fields, our lecturers are all active researchers, sharing the latest thinking in the classroom.
Up to 33% of this course is available through the medium of Welsh. Please contact the university for more information.
The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the academic year. The final modules will be published by September.
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Typical A level offer
ABB-BBB Please note General Studies and Critical Thinking will not be accepted.
Extended Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Scholarships & funding
For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.
- Tuition fees for the UK and EU students: £9,000
- Tution fees for the Students from outside the EU: £17,700
What skills will I practise and develop?
As a result of engaging fully with this course, you will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both those which are discipline specific and more generic ‘employability skills’. These will allow you to:
- grasp complex issues with confidence
- ask the right questions of complex texts
- have an imaginative appreciation of different views and options and analyse these critically
- identify and apply relevant data
- develop practical research skills
- propose imaginative solutions of your own that are rooted in evidence
- communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively in writing and speech
- work to deadlines and priorities, managing a range of tasks at the same time
- learn from constructive criticism and incorporate its insights
- work as part of a team, developing a collaborative approach to problem-solving
- use IT programs and digital media, where appropriate
- take responsibility for your own learning program and professional development.
English literature and philosophy graduates have excellent analytic and communication skills that fit them for a full range of professions and further training. Their cultural expertise and intellectual abilities are valued in the public and private sector, and in contexts as varied as the classroom, the law courts or the media.
We believe in giving our graduates the best opportunities to find employment. We organise interactive workshops with the Careers Service to help you identify your skills and attributes and have our own, in-School Workplace Placements and employability officer.
Some of our graduates enter professions which make direct use of their academic expertise, while others compete successfully in a wide range of other fields.
About this institute
Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...
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