What Will You Study

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 will take the core module Ethics, Philosophy and Religion which provides you with the opportunity to gain 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. Also in your first year, you will either take the module Religion in the Modern World or Introduction to Philosophy or both.

In your second year you must take either PPR. 207 Moral Philosophy or PPR. 259 Constructing Christian Ethics and Politics.In your final year, you will choose from a variety of modules and also have the option to complete a Dissertation on a subject that interests you.