BA Theology, Philosophy and Ethics

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This Combined Honours course in Theology, Philosophy and Ethics addresses some of the central questions relating to faith and the nature of human existence.

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Key Facts

UCAS Code: C32B
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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This programme draws together the topics of Theology, Philosophy and Ethics to explore some of the major questions - Who are we? What is our place in the world? How should we live? What is reality? The subjects are studied through argument and debate as well as the study of key works and sacred texts.

  • Knowledge and Reality: An Introduction to Metaphysics and  Epistemology
  • Religion, Society and Culture
  • Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • The Self
  • Hebrew Bible
  • Early Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Ethics and Global Justice
  • Word, Cross and Liberation: Aspects of Twentieth Century Theology
  • Phenomenology & Existentialism
  • 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/ education officer
  • Local Government, community, local politics
  • Journalism
  • Law and advocacy
  • Fund-raising, management consultancy, research
  • Publishing
  • Race relations, community, social work, caring professions
  • Business
  • Social work
  • Heritage (library, archives, museum, tourism)
  • Postgraduate research
  • Politics
  • General administrative and management posts; civil service

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. 

Visiting the University

For any students considering studying BA Theology, 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.