Philosophy, Religion and Ethics (Hons), B.A. | University of Birmingham | Birmingham, United Kingdom
36 months
21780 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Studying the undergraduate Philosophy, Religion and Ethics (Hons) at the University of Birmingham allows you to address issues and questions of the human condition, thus developing your intellectual curiosity and understanding of critical issues at the borderlands between philosophy, ethics, theology and religion.

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You will have the opportunity to tailor your undergraduate degree course and focus on the areas of each discipline that interest you most. In your second and final years, you have the option to focus your studies more on theology and religion or philosophy and ethics, depending on where your strengths and interests lie. Whatever you choose to specialise in, you will graduate with well-rounded skills in debating and reflective thinking. 


Graduates of the Philosophy, Religion and Ethics (Hons) at the University of Birmingham have excellent employment prospects and develop key skills including:

  • Understanding complex information
  • Writing clearly and effectively
  • Building a case to critically assess a particular point of view, strategy or course of action
  • Respecting the views of others even if they disagree with you
  • Generally thinking for yourself

Example industries:

  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Management consultancy
  • Local government
  • Publishing
  • Marketing
  • Charity administration
  • Social policy

Therefore, studying one of our Theology and Religion degrees opens the door to a wide range of careers. Some graduates choose to progress to further study, not just in theology and religion but in politics, international development, sociology and others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Problems of Philosophy 
  • The Philosopher's Toolkit  
  • Experience and Reason: Early Moral Philosophy 
    • Life After Death: What Happens When We Die?
    • Religion and the Arts 
    • Sex, Ethics and Philosophy 

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 36 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


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    360 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    English requirements

    IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Number of A levels required: 3
      • Typical offer: ABB 
      • General Studies: Accepted.
      • BTEC Extended Diploma: DDD.
      • BTEC Diploma: DD, plus B at A-level.
      • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma: D, plus AB at A-level.
      • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 6,5,5 in Higher level subjects plus 32 points overall.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      21780 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 21780 GBP per year during 36 months.
    • National

      9250 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

    Living costs for Birmingham

    765 - 1134 GBP /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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