Religion, Philosophy and Ethics (BA (Hons) RPE)

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The award
BA (Hons) RPE

How long you will study
6 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
part-time

Course starts
February, April, October

International course fees
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About Religion, Philosophy and Ethics at The Open University

In this qualification you'll explore human systems of thought and practice, both 'secular' and 'religious', in ways which allow you to engage with wide-ranging and often controversial issues affecting different cultures and societies. You'll investigate a wide range of current questions and themes in these disciplines from both historical and contemporary perspectives. This includes the ethics of war, political justice, multiculturalism, religious nationalisms, the 'sanctity of life' and pilgrimage. In engaging with the core disciplines of religious studies and philosophy, you'll develop critical skills and expertise in a range of key approaches and methodologies.

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You'll be supported throughout by the OU's unique style of teaching and assessment - which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

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 awardBA (Hons) RPEHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study6 years
    Course startsFebruary, April, OctoberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

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Costs are paid per unit not per qualification.

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