BA Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

BA Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

This Combined Honours course in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics addresses some of the central questions of human existence.  It explores the nature of faith and the role it has in society, the nature of existence and knowledge, as well as exploring the ethical dilemmas that society faces.

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Key Facts

UCAS Code: D2N4
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

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, Philosophy and Ethics to explore some of the central questions and challenges that face humanity. 

This course is ideal for students who ask the big questions about the nature of existence and the role of faith in our lives. It also, through examining the ethical questions that modern life poses, explores how we live our lives and what gives our lives and our actions meaning.  

  • Knowledge and Reality: An Introduction to Metaphysics and  Epistemology
  • Perspectives on Living Religions
  • Religion, Society and Culture
  • The Self
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Sects, Self and Society: Alternative Spiritualties in the West
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Islam in the West
  • Ethics and Global Justice
  • Sex and Violence: Religion in the Modern World
  • Buddhist Philosophy
  • Satan and His World of Darkness
  • Small class sizes
  • A supportive and friendly environment
  • Regular tutorials
  • A multi-disciplinary course

The programme is assessed primarily via coursework essays with some presentations and exams.

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
  • Law
  • Politics and Civil Service
  • Media and journalism

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 fieldtrip 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. 


Visiting the University

For any students considering studying BA Religion, Philosophy and Ethics 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.