School of Humanities

Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

BA (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

This Philosophy, Religion and Ethics course provides an innovative approach to the academic study of religion, philosophy, and ethical questions in modern society.

This Philosophy, Religion and Ethics course provides an innovative approach to the academic study of religion, philosophy, and ethical questions in modern society.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code VV66
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Humanities
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Why choose this course?

This Philosophy, Religion and Ethics course provides an innovative approach to the academic study of religion, philosophy, and ethical questions in modern society. You will immerse yourself in a range of global approaches to philosophical thought, exploring religious meaning and ethical issues while studying at the heart of multicultural Britain. Leading subject experts and international scholars will guide you on an academic journey through European and Non-European philosophies, and majority and minority religions from across the globe. Throughout, our focus is on socially-engaged philosophy, lived-religion, and contemporary ethics. You will also discover religious art, philosophical language, and the relationship between human beliefs and the natural world.

What happens on the course?

The course combines the study of philosophy and religion while encouraging you to deeply engage with local and international religious communities, helping to contextualise the rich complexity of religion in the contemporary world. You’ll gain cutting edge knowledge of philosophical, historical, sociological, and political aspects of faith and belief, studying how different traditions of thought intertwine and relate. You’ll also uncover and debate philosophical and ethical problems, learning how they are analysed and tackled by the world’s radical contemporary thinkers.

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Everything you need to know about this course!

Wolverhampton is the heart of multicultural Britain with a unique place in community history, including the first Interfaith Council in the UK. The population of Wolverhampton is famously diverse, with a 35% of BAME population.  Wolverhampton has the largest Sikh diaspora in the UK outside of London, and large Hindu and Muslim communities in addition to one of the most diverse Christian communities in Europe.  This diversity is at the heart of our uniqueness as a PRE offering which has a particular focus upon socially engaged philosophy, lived religion, and ethics. The course focuses upon contemporary, politically engaged, community-centred learning, fronted by world-leading specialists in both ‘Western’ and ‘non-Western’ traditions. This helps ensure that Wolverhampton has a genuinely integrated approach, defined by the following characteristics:

  • Philosophy at Wolverhampton is socially engaged; explores European and Non-European traditions plus continental and analytical traditions; is interdisciplinary; and is ethics-focused.
  • Religion at Wolverhampton focuses on ‘lived religions’ defined by local community practices; is contemporary; and is de-colonialized, in curricula and outlook, with a team characterised by non-Western specialisms.
  • The course focuses on a 'global' approach but with deep regional links to Wolverhampton, as the heart of the multicultural UK.


  • You will be able to demonstrate relevant academic knowledge of the contemporary principles of the study of Philosophy, Religion and Ethics, and critically evaluate the way in which those principles have developed within diverse communities.
  • You will be able to demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate key theoretical concepts and principles of the study of Philosophy, Religion and Ethics, including, where appropriate, the application of those principles for employment skills.
  • You will use a range of established techniques to initiate and undertake critical evaluation of information, and to propose solutions to problems arising from that analysis
  • You will critically apply knowledge to evaluate the interrelationship between Philosophy, Religion and Ethics and the construction of moral, cultural and religious identities, such as class, gender, ethnicity and age.
  • You will demonstrate knowledge of academic conventions across a diverse range of texts.
  • You will critically review, synthesise, analyse, and evaluate a wide range of appropriate evidence in relation to a variety of academic theories, to form reasoned and informed arguments.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).

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Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see for further information.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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