BA Philosophy and Theology (VV56)

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Course summary

This course combines philosophy and theology.

In philosophy, you will study units covering an introduction to philosophy, logic, realism and normativity and undertake an extended essay.

For theology, in your first year you will take an introductory unit on different religious traditions and a methodological unit on the study of religion as an academic subject. You will also take an optional unit from choices that may include Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Chinese and Japanese religions, Ethics, and the Philosophy of Religion.

In your second year, you will continue your studies in philosophy and theology by combining mandatory units with other units of your choice. You will have the freedom to focus more on philosophy or on religion and theology depending on your interests.

In your third year, you will take three optional units, including a dissertation in an area of special interest to you.

Course structure

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

DDD in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma

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36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level

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85% overall
Advanced Higher: AA, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Access to HE Diploma in Humanities, Social Sciences, Law or History (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above.

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Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/M2 is B, and M3 is C.
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