Religion, Ethics & Philosophy

Subject Intent: Why Religion, Ethics & Philosophy?

The psychology curriculum allows core areas in the history and development of psychology to be studied and offers different perspectives into the explanations of the human mind and behaviour.

Psychology encourages skills to be developed that focus heavily on developing an insight into the methodological strengths and weaknesses of research, and critical analysis of theories, which are useful life skills which can be transferred into the work place.

The knowledge gained will help students to develop into well- grounded adults, with an understanding of the causes of mental health issues, how to be responsible parents, when to conform and obey others, and what triggers aggression.

What will I study?
Study of Religion (Christianity) – religious figures and sacred texts, religious concepts, social and historical developments in religious thought e.g. attitudes to wealth and poverty and religious practices
Religion and Ethics – religious and secular ethical theories about what makes actions moral or immoral, ethical theories applied to moral issues e.g. animal testing for medical research, debates about free will and determinism
Philosophy of Religion – Arguments for the existence of God, challenges to religious belief including the problem of evil and psychological challenges from Freud and Jung, religious experiences and religious language.

What are the entry requirements?
Please refer to our Course Specific Entry Requirements table here