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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion (including a Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

University of Chester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Course overview

This course deals with questions about the nature of reality and human existence. It engages philosophical and ethical questions in the search for meaning and in conversation with religion(s). You will explore the philosophical/moral systems of religions within religious texts, and lived within historic and contemporary, local and global contexts.

Why study this course with us?

Chester is an exciting place to study Philosophy, Ethics and Religion. With a large team of specialists in global philosophical and religious traditions, working at the cutting edge of their fields, we are able to offer an excellent range of modules.

You will have the opportunity to develop your own interests and engage contemporary questions with a range of global philosophical and religious traditions.

Teaching methods

You will be taught through lectures, seminars, individual tutorials, group work and one-to-one tutorials. Subject to the restrictions related to the Coronavirus pandemic, there may also be opportunities for study visits and field trips in the UK and/or abroad. Our building houses a computer room, kitchen, student social and study space, and three purpose-built modern lecture rooms.


Assessment is mainly by coursework, such as essays, portfolios, presentations, text reviews, field reports, and seminars. Some modules may have a short exam.

Work based learning

We offer an option that explores the different approaches to Religious Education (RE) teaching, and issues related to RE in faith schools. You will explore the relationships between religion, worldviews, education and society and subject to the restrictions related to covid-19, may undertake a placement in a school where you get the chance to shadow an RE teacher. Students can also follow a field study module which allows them to explore the history and culture of Jeruslem and the role of religion in political conflict and peacebuilding. Subject to covid-19, this module may involve an overseas field trip.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Chester

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  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

A beautiful, historic and exciting city lies at the heart of the student experience. Chester offers a welcoming community with plenty to keep students busy.
With over 15,000 students from 130 countries, Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe location for an ever-growing number of international students.
International students can choose from over 200 courses across all levels, all with an emphasis on how practical learning increases employability prospects.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 33 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 197
    112 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.43 89%



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