Taught course

Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

University of Birmingham · Department of Philosophy

Entry requirements

An upper second-class Honours degree in a relevant discipline (to be determined by the Admissions Tutor, usually Philosophy, Theology or Religious Studies) We accept a range of qualifications from different countries

Months of entry


Course content

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.

You will study six modules in total. Three are core Philosophy modules:

  • Research Skills and Methods
  • God, Freedom and the Meaning of Life
  • Global Ethics or Global Bioethics

You will then choose three optional modules.

MA students will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
8 months
part time
16 months

Course contact details

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