Religious Studies

Subject Overview

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics explore the fundamental questions that people have asked since the beginning of time, and confronts new problems arising within contemporary society. These questions are many and varied:

What exists?
What is it to be a human being?
What can we know?
How do I know what is the right thing to do?

Such questions are explored through an examination of various themes and texts. Studying Religion, Philosophy and Ethics develops intellectual rigour, an open and critical mind, and a willingness to understand alternative views.

At the core of Theology is a concern with truth and clarity of understanding, achieved through critical and systematic thinking, careful analysis of arguments and close reading.

Looking ahead to higher education, every course of study at university has its roots in Philosophy and Ethics, so understanding the critical techniques involved will allow you to better understand whichever degree you wish to take.