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 courses 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 courses and complete a Dissertation on a subject that interests you.

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