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Religious Studies and Philosophy BA (Hons)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Religion and philosophy are fundamental parts of how people have sought to express their understanding of the purpose of life, and the foundation of personal and social behaviour. Through the flexible modular programmes on offer in both disciplines you will develop vital transferable skills for entry into the graduate job market. Religion has been part of human experience from the earliest traces of human existence up to the present day. It has been the way most cultures have sought to express their understanding of the purpose of life and the foundation of personal and social behaviour.As a student of Religious Studies, you will have the opportunity to explore your own and other peoples' religious history and culture, and some of the fundamental questions of existence. Your lecturers are active researchers in their fields, bringing the latest research into teaching.As a Philosophy student you will benefit from a strong emphasis on ethics, politics, and aesthetics among the modules on offer. Although we do cover the full range of contemporary philosophical concerns, we are unusual in providing so much opportunity in these areas.Our research and teaching is spread equally across both the ‘analytic’ and ‘Continental’ styles of Western philosophy. For historical reasons, most philosophy courses in the UK are almost entirely analytic. Some are almost entirely Continental. Only a very few are evenly balanced across the two approaches, allowing students to develop a full understanding of both with the possibility of an informed choice to specialise in one approach or the other.Each school involved in delivering the degree offers a challenging programme of modules, supported by a friendly atmosphere and excellent staff-student relationships.Distinctive featuresThis degree provides the training necessary for students who wish to study either discipline at postgraduate level, and a valuable range of intellectual and transferable skills for students who wish to enter a variety of other professions.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,700per year

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    30th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 52 7

    20th out of 33

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    134 63%

    28th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    47th

    25
  • Entry standards

    / Max 197
    131 68%

    15th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    18th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.57 71%

    31st

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