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Religion, Philosophy & Ethics BA
UCAS code: VV65
This Religion, Politics and Ethics BA brings together the varied study of religion and philosophy with ethics to develop your understanding of the theological and conceptual side of religion. You’ll explore how eternal questions at the heart of philosophy and religion have been considered through the ages and in every part of the world. For example, you’ll think about big questions like whether ‘good’ and ‘evil’ are real or just human constructs imposed on an empty universe, or consider when loyalty to the state turns into bigotry, conformity and oppression. You will study several major religions, including Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Christianity and more, to appreciate the distinct intellectual debates within each tradition. You’ll also be taught philosophy and ethics in a way that introduces conversations with religious questions and helps you understand how religious and secular philosophers have thought about religion over time. This wide-ranging curriculum, including a list of varied modules, will give you the opportunity to study ethical and religious concepts philosophically in the context of literature, film and history.
- Join a department that’s ranked 1st in the UK for our research environment (REF2021). 100 per cent of our research environment was rated 'world-leading' (4*), and 91 per cent of our research impact was rated either 'world-leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*).
- Get access to original research conducted within the department that is both advancing and establishing new ideas across a diverse range of fields.
- Learn from a diverse teaching team that has special expertise in Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism and a variety of contemporary religious movements.
- Ranked in the Top 10 for Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies in the UK (QS World Rankings by subject 2023).
- Make the most of London’s rich religious culture, with teaching that incorporates many places of worship and the collections of the British Museum.
- Develop key transferable skills which can lead to a variety of different careers.
“Not only does King's have academics specialising in Islam and Buddhism, but its location enriches the course by providing opportunity for field trips to locations such as: St. Paul's Cathedral, the East London Mosque, and synagogues in Golders Green.”
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