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Philosophy of Religion and Ethics PGCert

University of Leeds

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Leeds

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

Overview

This course addresses fundamental questions in philosophy of religion and ethics and will be taught entirely online.

Drawing on the School’s outstanding research in philosophy of religion and ethics (PRE), you’ll use a variety of online learning resources to explore key issues in the field of PRE. You’ll have the opportunity to consider themes such as: concepts of God; the nature of justice; religious experience; ethics of the environment; the religious and spiritual significance of the arts and our relationship to the natural world.

This online course is open to students from a variety of backgrounds, so if you have a personal interest in philosophical and religious questions, or you want to develop your knowledge of philosophy and religious studies for professional development purposes, this course is for you.

You can also study this course for a PGDip or MA qualification. You’ll study the same content, but take additional modules and be able to complete a dissertation.

Learning and teaching

This course is taught entirely online, so you can fit your studies around your social and professional life. You’ll be able to access a wide range of teaching and learning resources through our online learning platform (Minerva) and use the University Library’s online resources for your own independent research. You’ll also be able to discuss issues arising from your studies with other students through our forums.

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Assessment

For most modules, you keep a weekly log, in which you reflect on the study exercises for the week. In addition, you make regular contributions to discussion forums, and write one or more essays. The discussion forum contributions and essays determine the final module mark.

Career opportunities

This course will be of interest to teachers of Philosophy and Religious Studies for professional development purposes. The course can also provide a route into a research degree in the fields of philosophy of religion and ethics. Equally, the important skills of argumentation and clear expression that are developed in the course will be valuable in a wide range of work settings.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 6,750overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Leeds

  • University League Table

    16th

  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 52 2

    11th out of 33

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    153 72%

    18th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    33rd

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 197
    146 76%

    10th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    11th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    17th

    9

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