Religious Studies at St Edward's College
The course begins by introducing the foundations of both philosophical and ethical thought through examining the thoughts of key thinkers such as Aristotle and Plato. You then go on to look at issues that arise in everyday life; for example sexual ethics and how God can allow evil to exist in the world. The course also considers ethical theories such as Natural Law, Utilitarianism and Christian ethics, and you will also examine what constitutes a human person and the coherence of the idea of life after death.
The great virtue of Philosophy and Ethics is that it teaches not what to think, but how to think. It is the study of meaning, of the principles underlying conduct, thought and knowledge. The skills it encourages are the ability to analyse, to question orthodoxies and to express things clearly. Essay writing and presenting your ideas to others is at the core of the subject.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Edward's College directly.