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A Level: Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics)

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 20
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Doing Religious Studies can make a significant contribution to any career that requires you to think well, that is clearly and rigorously. Businesses (such as City firms, banks, management consultancies and chartered accountants) are enthusiastic about people who’ve done Religious Studies, because they know how to think clearly. Religious Studies students also go into a variety of fields including: law, politics, the civil service, journalism, advertising and education. 


Philosophy of religion: ancient philosophical influences; the nature of the soul, mind and body; arguments about the existence or non-existence of God; the nature and impact of religious experience; the challenge for religious belief of the problem of evil; ideas about the nature of God; issues in religious language .

Religion and ethics: normative ethical theories; the application of ethical theory to two contemporary issues of importance; ethical language and thought; debates surrounding the significant idea of conscience; sexual ethics and the influence on ethical thought of developments in religious beliefs. 

Theology: religious beliefs, values and teachings, their interconnections and how they vary historically and in the contemporary world; sources of religious wisdom and authority; practices which shape and express religious identity, and how these vary within a tradition; significant social and historical developments in theology and religious thought; key themes related to the relationship between religion and society. Theology units will be studied in the context of Christianity.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements of 5 grade 4's including at least a grade 4 in the relevant subject if taken.


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