University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

Students explore the key issues in the fields of philosophy of religion and ethics. Students study shared human values, negotiating different belief systems in pluralistic societies. The course covers potential conflict between science and religion, moral standards of people with different religious views. Applicants study issues such as is life without God meaningless, how should religion and ethics be taught in a multi-cultural classroom and can we prove (or disprove) the existence of God.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree in a relevant discipline (usually philosophy, theology or religious studies). English requirements are: IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band, TOEFL 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking, 21 in Writing, or PTE Academic 59 in all 4 skills.

Course modules

On campus: research skills and methods; God, freedom and the meaning of life; global ethics or global bioethics; plus 3 chosen from within philosophy, theology and or religion. Distance learning: Research skills and methods; God, freedom and the meaning of life; global bioethics; philosophy of health and happiness; philosophy of cognitive science; plus an optional module from outside philosophy.

Assessment methods

Students complete 6 taught modules and a 15,000 word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Distance learning September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,285 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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