Taught course

Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in an appropriate humanities or social science discipline. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview

This course addresses fundamental questions in philosophy of religion and ethics and will be taught entirely online.

Drawing on the School’s outstanding research in philosophy of religion and ethics (PRE), you’ll use a variety of online learning resources to explore key issues in the field of PRE. You’ll have the opportunity to consider themes such as: concepts of God; the nature of justice; religious experience; ethics of the environment; the religious and spiritual significance of the arts and our relationship to the natural world.

This programme is designed to be accessible to students from a variety of backgrounds. It will be of interest to students with a personal interest in philosophical and religious questions, and also to teachers who wish to deepen their knowledge of philosophy and religious studies for professional development purposes.

You can also study this programme for a PGDip or PGCert qualification. You’ll study the same content as the MA programme, but take fewer modules overall.

Course Content

There are two modules in the philosophy of religion strand of the course: a module examining concepts of God, and a module examining religious and spiritual practice, and its significance for our understanding of the nature of a good human life. You choose one of these modules if studying the PGCert, and can take both modules if studying the Diploma or MA.

You also take a core module in ethical theory, and choose from optional modules on a range of ethical themes, such as life and death, the environment, and the nature of justice.

The dissertation enables you to investigate a topic of your choice at length with the support of a supervisor, and to apply the knowledge and skills in independent research that you have developed in the course. As an MA student, you have the option of taking fewer optional modules and writing an extended dissertation instead.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see School website.
International students
Please see School website.

We have a generous range of funding available for postgraduate study. Find out more on the University of Leeds Postgraduate Scholarships database here.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months
distance learning
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
distance learning
12 months
full time
12 months

PGCert

distance learning
12 months
full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
prhs_pgenquiries@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 3644