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    Philosophy of Religion and Ethics: Global Philosophy of Religion pathway

    University of Birmingham

    University of Birmingham


    United Kingdom, Birmingham

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    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time


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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesSeptember-2024
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    Duration 1 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    GBP 21,960  / year
    Next Intake September-2024

    Philosophy of Religion and Ethics: Global Philosophy of Religion pathway


    Do you want to explore key global issues in ethics and the philosophy of religion?  Are you looking to develop your professional or academic career path? 

    On the MA Philosophy of Religion and Ethics: Global Philosophy of Religion pathway you will explore a variety of questions and selected debates at the forefront of current research in the philosophy of religion and ethics. You will be equipped to deal with conceptual problems and able to evaluate contemporary issues and advances in the field.  

    The core of the programme gives you a critical awareness of current problems and an understanding of the appropriate methods and skills to utilise. For philosophy of religion, the treatment of the areas covered will often involve discussion of the writings of some central figures in the global history of philosophy and major figures in contemporary debate. For ethics, there will be opportunities to explore the nature of global ethics and the theoretical tools necessary to analyse the arguments of others and create robust ethical arguments of your own.

    Our optional modules will allow you to develop your own personal specialised interests. They cover global perspectives and offer topics beyond Abrahamic traditions, we encourage dissertation topics with a global outlook.

    You will be taught by a vibrant community of philosophers, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics on which expert supervision is available. The University also has the high profile Global Philosophy of Religion project, which shows that we are leaders in this field.  

    This programme can also be used as a route into PhD research.

    Bursary prizes of £2,000 are available for students to apply for who choose this pathway.  Find out more.

    By studying philosophy you will develop many skills that are useful in both academic and non-academic settings:

    • Critical thinking skills: Good philosophers can analyse problems and assess opinions from different viewpoints. Philosophers do not take anything for granted. This is highly useful for problem-solving and decision-making.
    • Communication skills: Good philosophers can present and explain abstract concepts and complex arguments in an accessible manner. They are also good at persuading others by presenting logical and coherent arguments.
    • Writing skills: Good philosophers can communicate effectively in writing. They can write clearly and concisely without compromising rigour.
    • Research skills: Good philosophers can identify problems and collect necessary information to resolve them in a timely manner.


    Entry Requirements

    Holders of a Bachelors degree of four years duration from a recognised university in Jordan will be considered for postgraduate study. Holders of Bachelors degree will normally be expected to have achieved a GPA of 3.0/4, 3.75/5 or 75% for 2:1 equivalency or 2.8/4, 3.5/5 or 70% for 2:2 equivalency.  


    Your degree will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.

    The University's Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals. The College of Arts and Law also has a dedicated  careers and employability team who offer tailored advice and a programme of College-specific careers events.

    You will be encouraged to make the most of your postgraduate experience and will have the opportunity to:

    • Receive one-to-one careers advice, including guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique, whether you are looking for a career inside or outside of academia
    • Meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs and employer presentations
    • Attend an annual programme of careers fairs, skills workshops and conferences, including bespoke events for postgraduates in the College of Arts and Law
    • Take part in a range of activities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to potential employers and enhance your CV

    What's more, you will be able to access our full range of careers support for up to 2 years after graduation.

    Postgraduate employability: Philosophy

    Birmingham's Philosophy postgraduates develop a range of skills that are highly desirable in the job market including articulacy, precise analytical thought, and the ability to analyse and construct sound arguments.

    Due to the transferable nature of these skills, Philosophy postgraduates traditionally enter a wide range of employment areas, from teaching and lecturing to social work. Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include BBC, Friends of the Earth, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Highways England, Ministry of Justice and University of Birmingham. Over the past 5 years, 82% of Arts and Law postgraduates were in work and/or further study 6 months after graduation (DLHE 2012 - 2017).

    Fee Information

    Tuition Fee

    GBP 21,960  / year

    How to Apply

    Your application is specifically designed for the programme you have applied for via course finder. It is sensitive to the answers you provide as you proceed through the application. 

    It is your responsibility to ensure that the information you provide is accurate and complete, and does not contain false or misleading information. It is also your responsibility to provide additional information when requested to do so. The University will check your academic history, qualifications, references, personal statements, research proposals, and anything else provided as part of your application for accuracy.

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