Religion, Philosophy & Ethics BA
King’s College on the Strand was a dream of mine for years. The location, people, courses all appealed to me, and Religion, Philosophy and Ethics became my top choice while applying to universities.
Religion, Philosophy and Ethics is a unique degree. We study world religions, the sociology and anthropology of religion, plus the standard philosophers and ethical arguments. I love how I can choose what I study within the department, but also take relevant modules from other subjects. There is a lot of reading, thinking through some pretty abstract ideas and trying to get all that on paper, but I find what I learn at university is useful in my daily life.
The lecturers are really good, not just at presenting what you need to know, but giving a background to the subject, which spurs further discussion. My favourite part so far was our sociology trip to Hillsong Pentecostal Church. It is somewhere I had always wanted to visit, but never would have otherwise. We put everything we learnt in class into practice, while seeing the modern face of Christianity in London.
Living in London presents unrivaled opportunities. I have been to film premieres, Fashion Week and numerous markets, but the best opportunity is volunteering at Great Ormond Street Hospital. It is a privilege to be part of such an amazing organisation, while building skills that, with my degree, will help me in life after studying.Find out more about what it's like to be a student at King's
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