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Manchester Metropolitan University

Ethics, Religion and Philosophy

UCAS Code: 8T47

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 106 UCAS Tariff Points

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

D*D

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104-112

Minimum 104 at A2 or equivalent

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Philosophy

Theology and religious studies

The central questions of life - How should I act? What is life all about? Is there a God? - these questions and others as fundamental and challenging – lie at the heart of the new Ethics, Religion and Philosophy pathway. Studying the central problems in philosophical ethics, value and religion will equip you to explore and think critically about a variety of responses to the big questions of life, how it should be lived, and how we should relate to the crucial issues that face us all. Sharing the foundational units of the first year with other philosophy students, the second year will provide you with a more in-depth study of contemporary issues in ethics and the philosophy of religion. Units like Virtues and Values and Philosophy of Religion will be accompanied by reflections of Nietzsche’s famous dictum that God is Dead, which has animated a significant part of 20th Century theology, while other units reflect on the contemporary problem of the relation between science and religion. The third year will intensify these studies by means of a specialist Dissertation, studying Theism and Paganism: Philosophy of Religion II and reflecting on Bioethics and Moral Dilemmas along with other options. * This course is undergoing a review over the next year which may mean a change to the course title and units of study.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Politics, Philosophy and Public Services

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Philosophy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Philosophy

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C
299

Philosophy and religious studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C
297

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Philosophy

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education
94%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Although there aren't a lot of jobs around for professional philosophers, philosophy degrees are a relatively popular option, with more than 2,000 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2015 - a little down on previous years, but still healthy. Nearly a quarter of philosophy graduates take a postgraduate qualification, and it's a relatively common subject at both Masters and doctorate level — so if you think academic life might be for you, think ahead about how you might fund further study. For those who go into work, philosophy grads tend to go into teaching, accountancy, consulting, journalism, PR, housing, marketing, human resources and the arts while a few go into the computer industry every year, where their logical training is highly rated.

Philosophy and religious studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education
94%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Theology can actually be a very vocational subject —by far the most common move for theology graduates is to go into the clergy and at the moment we have a serious shortage of people willing to go into what is one of the oldest graduate careers. If you want to study theology but don't want to follow a religious career, then there are plenty of options available. 2015 graduates went into all sorts of jobs requiring a degree, from education and community work, to marketing, HR and financial analysis. Postgraduate study is also popular — a lot of theology graduates train as teachers, or go into Masters or even doctoral study - where philosophy and law are very popular postgraduate subjects of study.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Historical, philosophical and religious studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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