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
Learn from experts who publish books and present at conferences on the same issues they teach.
Smaller teaching groups
Our smaller class sizes mean that staff get to know you to deliver better learning and support for our students.
Receive regular and personalised support from your tutors throughout
Study current issues
Examine the underlying conditions of modern-day issues such as climate change and race relations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professor of Public Theology
Dr Graeme Smith investigates the role religion in wider society and leads the MA Philosophy, Religion & Ethics courses.