Taught course

Philosophy of Religion and Ethics in Education

Heythrop College · Philosophy

Entry requirements

An honours degree, (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent, in an appropriate subject

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Philosophy of Religion and Ethics in Education is an innovative Masters degree is aimed specifically at teachers of philosophy of religion and ethics in schools, particularly those who deliver, or wish to deliver, the A Level syllabi. The programme combines taught modules carefully focused on topics on the A Level syllabi with a module on Teaching Philosophy of Religion & Ethics, which includes training in the methodology of Philosophy for Children. It is suitable both for those with previous education in these areas of study, and those seeking a rigorous introduction.

The programme consists of four modules, three of which are shared with MA Philosophy & Religion students, and a dissertation. The core module Teaching Philosophy of Religion and Ethics combines in-depth discussion of the requirements and resources for A level syllabi, training in teaching generic philosophical skills of reasoning and argument, and the Philosophy for Children methodology. This module is recognised by SAPERE for Level 1 training and qualification.

Reason and Religion and Foundations of Ethics round out the core modules, and students can choose an optional module from Ethical Issues Today, Bioethics and Sexual Ethics and Unity and Diversity in Contemporary Islamic Thought.

Information for international students

IELTS (taken within two years of the start of your studies at Heythrop) - 6.5 With no less than 6.5 in each of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Find out more about language requirements and other tests.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The College has established a new Scholarship Fund which is open to postgraduate students starting their studies in September 2014. Scholarships will be awarded to students on the basis of financial need and motivation to study at Heythrop and will be used to reduce the tuition fees charged to students by the College. College scholarships reducing the cost of tuition are also available for qualified teachers, alumni, and applicants with a first class honours degree at undergraduate level.

Please refer to the College website for full details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
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