Philosophy and Religions

Are you curious and find yourself asking great questions of the world? Do you want to make the world a better place and contribute to life in a meaningful way? Are you interested in debating contentious issues and challenging established ideas? If so, one of these courses could be for you.

Philosophy and Religions INTRODUCTION

These are courses which, through exploration of philosophical ideas in everyday life, will develop you as a close observer of society, an independent thinker and a collaborative problem solver who will not only make sense of the world, but find a role within it to enact positive change. 

From critical thinking to gathering and analysing evidence, and from communication and digital skills to cultural awareness you will gain a wide range of impressive and transferrable skills highly valued by employers.

Foundation Philosophy and Religions COURSES

4 years full-time
BA (Hons)

Philosophy with Foundation Year

Philosophy is arguably the oldest university subject and has the widest field, with philosophers asking fundamental and important questions about values, culture, science, religion and society. As such Philosophy sits at the heart of any university, engaging with and enriching other programmes. In fact, at Winchester, Philosophy has a special role pledged to pioneering values-driven education and asking big questions about human existence.

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Undergraduate Philosophy and Religions COURSES

3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

Philosophy

Philosophy is arguably the oldest university subject and has the widest field, with philosophers asking fundamental and important questions about values, culture, science, religion and society. As such Philosophy sits at the heart of any university, engaging with and enriching other programmes. In fact, at Winchester, Philosophy has a special role pledged to pioneering values-driven education and asking big questions about human existence.

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3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
BA (Hons)

Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

Do life’s biggest questions stir a desire in you to delve deeper – to understand and debate, for example, the meaning of life, the existence of God and how we can protect the planet we live on? Our course examines the different perspectives of great minds and thinking on such momentous issues and equips you to engage with these discussions in an informed and critical way. 

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Postgraduate Philosophy and Religions COURSES

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
MA

Death, Religion and Culture

Death, Religion and Culture at Winchester is a distance learning course that explores the universal reality of death. You examine the ways in which death and dying are understood differently by various cultures and religious traditions, and how those understandings are played out in rituals of death, dying and bereavement.

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1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
MA

Reconciliation

The Reconciliation programmes at Winchester draw on insights from a range of academic disciplines, case studies, and cultural and faith traditions from around the world. They give you a multidisciplinary introduction to the study and practice of reconciliation and peacebuilding, with the work and experience of St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, Winchester Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace and Embrace Dialogue informing their design.

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1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
MA

Reconciliation and Peacebuilding

This course supports you in developing an in-depth understanding of diverse perspectives on peacebuilding and reconciliation. Drawing on the work of the Winchester Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace and Embrace Dialogue, the course critically considers the complexities of interpersonal- and intercommunal conflict, peacebuilding and reconciliation, the influence of culture and religion and the connections between theory and practice.

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1 year full-time
PGCE

PGCE Secondary Geography with Religious Education

The University of Winchester has a long history in teacher education and is recognised by Ofsted as an ‘Outstanding’ provider. The University offers a stimulating and supportive learning environment that challenges and inspires trainees. Our passion is to provide a university experience that helps you reach your full potential and make a real difference to children’s lives. 

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1 year full-time
PGCE

PGCE Secondary History with Religious Education

The University of Winchester has a long history in teacher education and is recognised by Ofsted as an ‘Outstanding’ provider. The University offers a stimulating and supportive learning environment that challenges and inspires trainees. Our passion is to provide a university experience that helps you reach your full potential and make a real difference to children’s lives.

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1 year full-time
PGCE

PGCE Secondary Religious Education with Geography

The University of Winchester has a long history in teacher education and is recognised by Ofsted as an ‘Outstanding’ provider. The University offers a stimulating and supportive learning environment that challenges and inspires trainees. Our passion is to provide a university experience that helps you reach your full potential and make a real difference to children’s lives. 

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1 year full-time
PGCE

PGCE Secondary Religious Education with History

The University of Winchester has a long history in teacher education and is recognised by Ofsted as an ‘Outstanding’ provider. The University offers a stimulating and supportive learning environment that challenges and inspires trainees. Our passion is to provide a university experience that helps you reach your full potential and make a real difference to children’s lives. 

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“I love being a Philosophy student because I get to have a lot of interesting conversations and explore new ideas and the course doesn’t feel linear, there’s a lot of room to explore your own unique perspectives and you aren’t expected to hold certain views. I find the course exciting because I feel like everything I study is relevant to the world in some way. And I am always challenged and presented with new, interesting ideas that allow me to explore other ideas further and kind of cascade my knowledge.” Daniel, Philosophy Student

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