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Philosophy and Ethics

Investigate how people understand the world, human nature and God

Philosophy and Ethics

Investigate how people understand the world, human nature and God


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Philosophy, Religion and Ethics courses

Discover courses that challenge you to unlock ideas of how we interact with each other and perceive the world every day

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BA (Hons) Philosophy and Ethics

Examine fundamental ideas of truth, freedom, ethics, and the nature of reality.
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BA (Hons) Politics and Philosophy & Ethics

Explore questions of social justice, bio-ethics, and the nature of truth from different political and philosophical perspectives.

BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Philosophy & Ethics

Gain skills in creative writing as you engage in critical debate around key philosophical and ethical questions.

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Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

Why study Philosophy, Religion and Ethics?

Tommy Lynch

Expert teaching

Learn from highly-respected experts in their fields

We offer our students a unique level in interaction with our academic staff, with tutors having published books, presented at international conferences, and even advised the United Nations on the topics they will teach you.

Smaller teaching groups

Smaller class sizes ensure that you don't become just another student

Our commitment to smaller class sizes allows you to feel more confident to discuss and explore your ideas in a supportive environment, as your tutors get to know you and how best to aid your development.

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Areas of study

Consider fundamental questions of existence, faith, and human nature

Our Philosophy, Religion and Ethics courses allow you to consider how we interact with each other, how we perceive the world every day, and how our collective thinking has changed over time and might yet evolve further in the future.

Dr Tommy Lynch

Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

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Contemporary case studies

Examine traditional concepts through a contemporary lens

Our courses remain informed by tradition and history, yet have a contemporary focus, with the opportunity to consider modern-day issues such as climate change, post-fascism and the future of philosophy itself.

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Library facilities

Discover over half a million print and online resources

The University of Chichester library holds more than 200,000 books with additional access to over 500,000 eBooks.

There are also around 380 print subscriptions to journals, as well as electronic access to a further 12,000 journals containing over
20 million articles to support your independent research.


Open up your future career paths as you gain highly valued skills

Employability is central to every course, and our Philosophy, Religion and Ethics courses have seen graduates continue into careers within teaching, law, research, local government, civil service, environmental regulation, not-for-profit groups and HR.

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Work placements

Gain vital workplace experience built into your studies

Our dedicated work placement modules allow you to gain experience working in professional settings, such as charities, museums, local government, heritage sites, and many more.

PhD study

Choose Chichester to develop your research specialism within Theology

The University of Chichester welcomes applications for doctorial candidates and those choosing to study with us benefit from working with specialists in their respective fields who have national and international reputations.


Expert teaching staff

Learn from leading experts and published writers

Reader in Political Theology

Dr Tommy Lynch is Reader in Political Theology and the Programme Coordinator for the BA (Hons) Philosophy and Ethics.

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