Year 2

Compulsory modules:

Religion in the Public Sphere (20)

This module is a compulsory second year module for all students on the BA Politics, Religion and Philosophy programme. It consolidates learning about the three subjects gained in the first year and continues to bring their concerns, insights and methods into dialogue by focussing on issues and regions of concern in the contemporary world. A main aim of the module is to ensure that students leaving the Politics, Religion and Philosophy programme can offer analysis and advice in public arenas on religious, political and philosophical issues in an informed and robust manner and can explain the value and skills of their degree studies to prospective employers. 

Analysing Political Worlds (20)

This module uses classic and contemporary research about substantive political issues to introduce you to a range of key theories, concepts and debates within Political Science. The module thus allows you to consider a range of approaches to political analysis, to the nature and distribution of power, and to state-societal relations in the contemporary world. 

Example optional modules may include (ensure you have at least 20 credits in each group):

Group A (Theology and Religion)

  • Dissertation Preparation (20 credits)
  • Placement (20)
  • Auschwitz in History and Memory (20)
  • Life After Death (20)
  • Global Islam (20)
  • Science, Belief and Society (20)

Group B (Politics)

  • British Politics (20)
  • International Political Economy (20)
  • Politics and Policy (20)
  • Public Choice Theory (20)

Group C (Philosophy)

  • Sex, Ethics and Philosophy (20)
  • Speaking of Things (20)
  • The Ethics of Killing (20)
  • The Mind-Body Problem (20)