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Undergraduate Religion and Philosophy

Our Religion and Philosophy courses are designed for anyone interested in exploring important questions about why people live in the way they do, and how concepts like faith, spirituality, ethics and race affect the public sphere.

Ranked top five in the UK for teaching on my course (National Student Survey 2023 – Theology and Religious Studies), you’ll explore practices as they’re lived in the 21st century and understand how religion and philosophy interface with society and culture. When you graduate you’ll be able to show employers flexible thinking skills and understanding of diversity and ethics, as well as empathy, sensitivity, and heightened social awareness.

Learn from research-active lecturers who have published in areas such as the use of the Bible in society, LGBTQ+ experience, philosophy in the workplace, and the history of Islamic traditions.

Studying religion and philosophy opens up a range of careers, from working in the civil service to becoming a journalist to supporting a charity.

Joining us on field trips and in guest lectures, you’ll cover the major belief systems in Religion, while Philosophy students will be introduced to the subject, and how it interacts with subjects like film, gender and colonialism.

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Discover Religion at Edge Hill University

Our programmes explore important questions about creation, existence and belief. Covering all the major world religions, and the heavyweights of philosophy, you'll learn how beliefs and practices interface with society and culture in the 21st century.
Education and Religion student Lucy

The course is not at all what I was expecting when I chose to study Religion. But in a good way. We look at religion through lots of different lenses, including sexuality, gender, feminism, family origins and disability, which I hadn’t even considered before.

Lucy Hulme

BA (Hons) Education and Religion

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Secondary Religious Education with QTS student, Claire McFadden

The place, the people and the support is unmatched. I am proud to say I attend Edge Hill University.

Claire McFadden

BA (Hons) Secondary Religious Education with QTS

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The Faculty of Education at Edge Hill University is one of the country’s leading providers of education, training and research for the Children’s Workforce.

Housed in a state-of-the-art £9m building, the Faculty of Education’s facilities include a 300-seat lecture theatre, five well-equipped ICT suites, and 18 teaching rooms complete with the latest technology.

The Faculty has a strong commitment to practice-based learning and has developed partnerships with over 2,000 schools and colleges, local authorities and professional associations.

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