Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2017. We aim to publish any changes to compulsory modules and programme structure for 2018 entry by 1 September 2017 and recommend you refer back to this page shortly after that date for any changes. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules after that date; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
This year is divided equally between compulsory and optional elements. The compulsory elements are selected from first year modules in each of the three departments: Politics, Theology and Religion, and Philosophy. They introduce you to the broad foundational aspects. You will attend special Politics, Religion and Philosophy seminars that seek to generate cross-disciplinary critical reflection.
- Introduction to the Study of Religion (20)
- Problems of Philosophy (20)
- Understanding Politics (20)
See our first year module descriptions (compulsory and optional)
As with first year, the structure of second year is divided into two equal parts - compulsory and optional elements. However, the compulsory elements seek to go beyond the broad foundations of first year and focus on aspects that bring the three disciplines together: contemporary political, philosophical and social thought and the place of religion in the public sphere.
- Religion and the Public Sphere (20)
- The Ethics and Politics of Climate Change (20)
- Political Analysis (20)
See our second year module descriptions (compulsory and optional)
You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year.
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The compulsory element of your final year allows you to specialise and engage in your own independent study by choosing a dissertation or project module from one of the three disciplines. You will be encouraged to devise a topic that reflects the three disciplines of the programme. This stage also permits you greater optional choices, which allow you to focus on one of the disciplines more than the others if desired.
Choose one of the following:
- Theology and Religion Dissertation (20 or 40) or
- Philosophical Project (20 or 40) or
- Politics Dissertation (20 or 40)
See our final year module descriptions (compulsory and optional)