BA Religion, Ethics and Applied Psychology


This Combined Honours course in Religion, Ethics and Applied Psychology examines the nature and meaning of humanity in its broadest sense, its spiritual and ritual leanings, its faith and sense of belonging, as well as its innermost thoughts and behaviour.  

The course also explores the ethical dilemmas facing society today.

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Key Facts

Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
Start Date: September 2014

Tuition Fees for 2018/19:
£9000 (Home/EU students)
£11000 (Overseas students)
Scholarships and Bursaries

Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts
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The course combines the cognate disciplines of Religious Studies, Ethics and Applied Psychology to explore a variety of perspectives on questions about the nature of religion, the role of faith in society, and about the full range of human behaviour(s), attitudes and relationships.

The course is ideal for students who ask the big questions about the role of religion in relation to human behaviour.

  • Perspectives on Living Religions
  • Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Religion, Culture and Society
  • Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology
  • Ethics
  • The Abrahamic Faiths
  • Sects, Self and Society: Alternative Spiritualities in the West
  • Women and Religion
  • Media and Consumer Psychology
  • Individual Differences, Personality and Intelligence
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Islam in the West
  • Imagining the Other: Theories of Religion
  • Criminology and Forensic Psychology
  • Sex and Violence: Religion in the Modern World
  • Media, Religion and Society
  • Ethics and Global Justice
  • Philosophy of Action
  • Psychopathology
  • Satan and his World of Darkness
  • Buddhist Philosophy
  • Small class sizes
  • A supportive and friendly environment
  • Regular tutorials
  • A multidisciplinary course
  • Various opportunities for study visits

The programme is assessed through a variety of methods, including essays, reviews, exams, presentations, group work, website analysis.

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

  • Teaching
  • Social work, caring professions
  • Voluntary work
  • Equality and diversity
  • Administrative and management posts

UK/EU Tuition Fees

Visit our UK/EU Tuition Fees section to find out more.

Overseas Tuition Fees

Visit our Overseas Fees section to find out more.

Bursaries and Scholarships

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.

There is an optional field trip connected to a module for second and third year students to visit religious sites first hand. The Faculty subsidises this trip but the cost each year is dependent on airfare, location, and currency exchange rates. The Faculty aims to keep the cost in the range £400-£700. 

For any students considering studying BA Religion, Ethics and Applied Psychology at UWTSD it is worthwhile attending a Visit Day or Open Day. You can take a tour of the Lampeter campus, meet some students, and question the lecturers to get a comprehensive understanding of the university and its teaching. To find out more about forthcoming dates visit the Open Day and Visit Day pages.