Course overviewBy studying this subject, you'll be addressing some of the big questions that face human beings, such as the veiw that the world is an illusion, the idea that God's existence can be proven like a mathematical equation, and the possibility that moral rules are a matter of opinion.
Philosophy of Religion
Arguments for God’s existence: Design, Cosmological and Ontological
Problem of Evil and Suffering
Works of Scholars of Religion: Marx and Freud
Life after Death
Religion and Science
Religion and Ethics
Environmental issues and equality
Ethical Theory: Utilitarianism, Situation Ethics and Natural Law
War and Peace and Sexual ethics
Deontology and Virtue Theory
Study of Religion: Christianity
Religious beliefs, values and teachings
Practices that shape and express religious identity
Sources of Wisdom and Authority
Social and Historical developments
Textual Study and Religion and Society
The course includes a wide variety of learning experiences such as lectures, one to one tutorials, ICT based tasks, practical work, group work, discussions/debates, DVDs, and personal research when preparing for assessment. Also, as part of your course in Philosophy, Ethics and Religion you will be offered the chance to go on an educational visit to Manchester Buddhist Centre and the Imperial War Museum North.
What else do I need to know?Studying Philosophy, Ethics and Religion provides an excellent general qualification for many careers. You will be able to use it to progress to Higher Education. Universities recognise the depth of study and critical concepts analysis that A Level Philosophy, Ethics and Religion develops. These are cross transferable skills that correlate well with a variety of subjects of study and professional skills. In addition many employers appreciate the skills and knowledge that Philosophy, Ethics and Religion students will have gained during their studies.
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College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance
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