Religion, Philosophy and Ethics BA

Course Overview

The course combines the cognate disciplines of Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics to explore some of the central questions and challenges that face humanity.

This course is ideal for students who ask the big questions about the nature of existence and the role of faith in our lives. It also, through examining the ethical questions that modern life poses, explores how we live our lives and what gives our lives and our actions meaning.

Key Features

  • Small class sizes
  • A supportive and friendly environment
  • Regular tutorials
  • A multi-disciplinary course


  • Knowledge and Reality: An Introduction to Metaphysics and Epistemology
  • Perspectives on Living Religions
  • Religion, Society and Culture
  • The Self
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Sects, Self and Society: Alternative Spiritualties in the West
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Islam in the West
  • Ethics and Global Justice
  • Sex and Violence: Religion in the Modern World
  • Buddhist Philosophy
  • Satan and His World of Darkness

Course Tutor(s)

  • Dr Catrin H Williams
  • Dr Rebekah Humphreys
  • Prof David Cockburn
  • Dr David Morgans
  • Dr Tristan Nash
  • Dr Robert Pope


The programme is assessed primarily via coursework essays with some presentations and exams.

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Politics and Civil Service
  • Media and journalism

Further Information

Visiting the University

For any students considering studying BA Religion, Philosophy and Ethics at UWTSD it is worthwhile attending a Visit Day or Open Day. You can take a tour of the Lampeter campus, meet some students, and question the lecturers to get a comprehensive understanding of the university and its teaching. To find out more about forthcoming dates visit the Open Day and Visit Day pages.

Related Courses

  • BA Philosophy
  • BA Religious Studies
  • BA Ethical and Political Studies
  • BA Religious Studies and Philosophy
  • BA Philosophy, Religious Studies, Education Studies

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU: £9,000

International: £14,900

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our Student Finance pages.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's Bursaries and Scholarships page

Additional Costs

There is an optional fieldtrip connected to a module for second and third year students to visit religious sites first hand. The Faculty subsidises this trip but the cost each year is dependent on airfare, location, and currency exchange rates. The Faculty aims to keep the cost in the range £400-£700.

BA Award
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Entry Criteria

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

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