Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

Investigate how people understand the world, human nature and God

Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

Investigate how people understand the world, human nature and God

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Explore contemporary ideas in a supportive environment

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

Our courses are taught by expert and highly-respected staff who will teach you to consider the relationships between philosophical, theological and ethical concepts, with additional opportunities select joint honours courses from across the Humanities.

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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) Theology

Explore fundamental theological ideas and developments from throughout history as you consider the role of religion in contemporary society.
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BA (Hons) Religion, Ethics and Society

Consider the way religion has influenced every facet of contemporary life and what it means for the future.
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BA (Hons) Creative Writing and Theology

This thought-provoking and insightful degree develops your skills in creative writing alongside theological analysis, critical debate, and research.
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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.
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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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MA Christian Ministry

Build on your current expertise to meet the challenges of twenty-first century ministry
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MA Public Theology

Explore the central role of theological ideas within public debates as you develop your skills as a theologian
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MA Schools Chaplaincy

Learn to reflect on and enhance your Chaplaincy within a school or academy setting

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Why study Philosophy, Religion and Ethics?

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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.

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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.

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Philsophy, Religion and Ethics

Explore the impact of Theology on the modern world

Careers

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.

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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.

Reader in Biblical Studies

Dr. Hannah M. Strømmen is Reader in Biblical Studies and focuses on the influence of the Bible in contemporary culture.

Professor of Public Theology

Dr Graeme Smith investigates the role religion in wider society and leads the MA Philosophy, Religion & Ethics courses.

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