Philosophy, Ethics and Religion, Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 11400 per year

All study options

About Philosophy, Ethics and Religion at Liverpool Hope University

Hear from one of our tutors about studying Philosophy, Ethics & Religion at Liverpool Hope. If you want to understand the world we live in, you have to be able to understand the great religious traditions and philosophical questions that shape it. The degree in Religion and Philosophy is a rigorous programme that offers an in-depth understanding of Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Christianity. At the same time, it exposes you to the big questions of philosophy: what is good? What can we know? What are the ideals or principles by which we can lead a meaningful life, individually and politically? What defines a human person? What can we rationally say about the existence and nature of God?

The study of religion will grounded in an understanding of religions as they are lived and practised: field trips and research in real communities sit alongside the interpretation of texts, symbols and ideas. In philosophy, you will be reading the great texts of western thought for yourself, but also developing your own ability to think critically and put forward reasoned arguments.

Your studies will be led by internationally renowned scholars who bring their own research to bear on their teaching. Our staff have special expertise in the study of Islam in Britain, Sri Lankan Buddhism and contemporary philosophy of religion, for example. They will guide and inspire you to clarify the questions you want to ask, to explore the worldviews of others as you work out your own. Why choose this subject? You will be taught by world-renowned scholars with expertise and research excellence 100% of students were satisfied with Philosophy at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).

Our external examiner said: 'I found the quality of dissertation work to be particularly impressive - in some cases comparable to the level of work produced by good postgraduate students'; we see this as a sign of the achievement of our students within what we know is a supportive tutorial environment and we are very proud of it.

The most recent Research Assessment Exercise concluded that research in the area of Religion included that which was 'world leading'.

The Sheppard-Worlock Library's special collections, consisting of the Gradwell Collection, the Radcliffe Collection, the Picton Collection, and the Andrew Walls Collection, offer the Department outstanding research material, which in some areas is unparalleled in the UK.

Our Department is growing and our commitment to Religion, Philosophy and Ethics clearly seen in the investments we have made in both staff and resources.

100% of this Unit's Impact is at internationally recognised level. 79.7% of this Unit's research outputs were rated as at least internationally recognised with 9% of the research activity world-leading. (Research Excellence Framework 2014) Subject Guides

Read more about studying Philosophy, Ethics and Religion at Liverpool Hope in our Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Subject Guides. Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Subject Guide

Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Subject Guide 2016

Philosophy, Ethics & Religion Subject Guide 2017 The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Philosophy, Ethics & Religion This degree is available as a full time course for all

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 11400 per year

Entry requirements

2016 Undergraduate Entry Requirements:

300 UCAS points at A-Level (e.g. grades BBB)

OR IB Diploma at 26 points minimum

60% in a recognised Foundation Programme

Undergraduate English Language Requirements:

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing, and no individual score lower than 5.5

OR Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English pass at ISEIII or above.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements:

A good honours degree from a recognised institution

Postgraduate English Language Requirements:

IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing

OR Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English pass at ISEIV or above.

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