Philosophy & Ethics involves learning about the Philosophy of Religion and Moral Philosophy (Ethics).
Please note that the world religion that underpins this course is Christianity.
You will study:
You will consider some of the classic theories of morality and apply them to modern ethical issues such as:
You will question whether we have free will or whether our lives are predetermined and the implications this has for moral responsibility.
You will also study:
Philosophy & Ethics will train you to read critically, analyse and assess arguments, discern hidden assumptions and construct sound and valid arguments, expressing yourself clearly and precisely in both speech and writing.
Philosophy magazine in the Library
Internal assessment is primarily by written essay.
External assessment is by three, two hour written examinations in the summer term of your second year. You will be assessed on knowledge and understanding (40%) and analysis and evaluation (60%).
There will be opportunities to attend conferences and lectures delivered by subject specialists.
Philosophy & Ethics can lead to a very wide range of higher education courses including philosophy, theology and PPE.
The skills gained can help you excel in fields as varied as law, business, medicine, journalism, politics, human resources, teaching, social work and community work.
I enjoy the debates in class; it often gets quite passionate and there's lots of different views but everyone's good at respecting each other.