This specialist course provides a range of modules in Religious Studies and Ethics for students who intend to enter a career in education or other professional contexts.
The Foundation year prepares students for university level study. Successful completion of our Foundation course permits access to any of our Humanities or Media BA (Hons) degree courses, which include English, English Language, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Media, Philosophy and Religious Studies — many of which can be taken singly as specialist degrees or together as ‘joint’ degree routes. The Foundation year begins with modules aimed at providing transferable study skills and then, in the second semester, gives students the opportunity to study more specialist modules, with a focus on various aspects of Humanities and Media.
Central to the course is an opportunity for you to develop your full intellectual potential by introducing you to significant religious, ethical, and philosophical debates whilst developing skills for successful study and future employment. Religious Studies modules provide substantive knowledge and understanding of the major world religions, whilst the ethics modules provide an opportunity to gain an understanding of ethical systems, ethical theories, ethical decision-making and contemporary ethical dilemmas.
This course provides you with all the subject knowledge required for students entering initial teacher education courses in the areas of World Religions and Ethics, covering the aspects of religions and ethics that feature in GCSE and A Level courses.
You also complete the Professional Development Award through volunteering and placement opportunities. This enables you to develop a range of competencies and professional skills that will enhance your applications for QTS courses.