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MA/DiplomaPhilosophy of Religion and Ethics

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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You will explore the key issues in the fields of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics – for example: Are there shared human values? How do we negotiate different belief systems in pluralistic societies? Is there a conflict between science and religion? Do people with different religious views have the same morals? Is life without God meaningless? You will be taught by a vibrant community of philosophers, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics on which expert supervision is available

Programme structure

You will study six modules in total, three of which are core Philosophy modules:

Research Skills and Methods
God, Freedom and the Meaning of Life
Global Ethics or Bioethics
Your remaining three modules are optional, and can be chosen from within Philosophy, Theology and/or Religion. Modules available include:

Classical Problems in the Philosophy of Religion
Islamic Philosophy
Problems of Religious Diversity
Human Rights
Philosophy of Health and Happiness
Philosophy of Mind
Value of Life
Research Seminar
MA students will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.

Career opportunities

Over the past five years, over 93% of Philosophy postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Due to the transferable nature of their skills, Philosophy postgraduates traditionally enter a wide range of employment areas, from the Civil Service to finance.

Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include: Afrikids (child rights organisation);
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust; Muslim Scout Fellowship;
Rights and Humanity;
University of Birmingham;
and University of Edinburgh.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States