Ethics, Philosophy and Religion BA Hons - 2017 Entry

UCAS Code
VV56

Entry Year
2017

A Level Requirements
AAB-ABB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

What is the meaning of life? What does it mean to be human?  What do we owe to other people?  How can we understand our relationship with the divine?  What does it mean to talk about the divine or the infinite?  Can we have decent and meaningful human relationships without the presence of something greater? Are these questions universal, or culturally specific? The degree in Ethics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster addresses these questions from a variety of philosophical and religious perspectives.

In your first year, you’ll take the core module Ethics, Philosophy and Religion which offers students the knowledge, academic techniques and skills to approach fundamental questions about the meaning of life and the human condition with confidence and, crucially, to consider what is at stake in ethical reasoning with self-assurance and maturity. In your second year you’ll take modules such as Ethics, Theory and Practice; Cross-Cultural Ethics, and Western Philosophy and Religious Thought. In your final year, you’ll choose from a wide variety of modules and complete a Dissertation on a subject that interests you. 

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    What is the meaning of life? What does it mean to be human?  What do we owe to other people?  How can we understand our relationship with the divine?  What does it mean to talk about the divine or the infinite?  Can we have decent and meaningful human relationships without the presence of something greater? Are these questions universal, or culturally specific? The degree in Ethics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster addresses these questions from a variety of philosophical and religious perspectives.

    In your first year, you’ll take the core module Ethics, Philosophy and Religion which offers students the knowledge, academic techniques and skills to approach fundamental questions about the meaning of life and the human condition with confidence and, crucially, to consider what is at stake in ethical reasoning with self-assurance and maturity. In your second year you’ll take modules such as Ethics, Theory and Practice; Cross-Cultural Ethics, and Western Philosophy and Religious Thought. In your final year, you’ll choose from a wide variety of modules and complete a Dissertation on a subject that interests you. 

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB-ABB

    International Baccalaureate 35-32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction to Distinction, Distinction, Merit

    Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject including Distinctions in the majority of units

    Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly

    IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)

    Further Information

    General Studies Offers normally include General Studies if it is taken as a fourth A level

    Combination of Qualifications We welcome applications from students with a combination of qualifications, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly for further advice

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed

    Contact Undergraduate Admissions Office + 44 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Optional

    Year 2

      Optional

    Year 3

      Optional

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    The critical communications skills and philosophical training acquired in the study of Ethics, Philosophy and Religion equip graduates to pursue a wide range of careers, including the Civil Service, journalism, banking, the police, and business, as well as teaching and the caring professions. Some graduates also pursue further study through a postgraduate degree.

    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2017/18 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2016 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,000 £14,500

    Funding

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. 400 students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

    Scholarships recognising academic talent:

    • An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications 
    • An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A, or the equivalent academic qualifications.  In addition, students from household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve higher entry grades of A*, A*, A (or equivalent academic qualifications), will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.
    • An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.

    Bursaries for life, living and learning

    • Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600 

    Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews. 

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