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BA Theological Studies in Philosophy and Ethics
A specialist degree examining the ethical challenges faced by today's societies.

BA Theological Studies in Philosophy and Ethics / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Arts
33 Months. [Full-Time]
Typical A-level offer
ABB-BBB not including General Studies. Two AS-levels are accepted in place of one A-level.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

34-31 points overall (core points accepted), including 6, 6, 5 at Higher level

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

20 / 80

How to apply
Apply through UCAS
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UCAS course code
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Course description

This course offers you an exciting opportunity to work at the interface between theology, philosophy, and ethics. These disciplines have had a long history of interaction, productive engagement, and cross-fertilization, but also periods of mutual suspicion and critique.

You will be provided with a rigorous grounding in the main areas of theological thinking and their significance for philosophical and ethical debates. A distinctive feature of the course is its focus on Continental Philosophy and Religious Philosophy, especially as they impact on Theology.

You will study the thought of key theologians and philosophers and how they have shaped modern thinking about the role of religion in the world, and the ethical challenges faced by contemporary society.

You will also acquire the skills to analyse key issues in theological and philosophical debate, identify the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of theological and philosophical theories, and construct your own arguments on a range of issues in theology, philosophy, and ethics.

You will study in a recognised international centre of excellence, which holds a perfect score for the assessment of its teaching quality.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 75% of our research activity was graded either 4* (`world leading') or 3* (`internationally excellent'). For our research environment 100% of our activities were graded at 4*/3*. The impact of our research was also judged to be strong with 100% of our activity in this category graded either 4* (`outstanding') or 3* (`very considerable') in `reach and significance'. This means that the social significance of our work is internationally excellent and our research activity is carried on in an internationally excellent environment. Nearly two-thirds of our graded research work was also ranked as internationally excellent.

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Fees for entry in 2017 have not yet been set. For entry in 2016 the tuition fees were £9,000 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2017 entry.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Katie Cowey
+44 (0)161 306 1252
+44 (0)161 275 3098
Academic department overview

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