About the courseThis fascinating new degree is offered by Lancaster Universitys Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR). It is designed for the growing number of politically and culturally aware students who are interested in politics, religious studies, ethics, philosophy, and who recognise the close links between these subjects. You will have the opportunity to spend year three on a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas.In the first year, you will take two core modules that give an overview of politics, philosophies, religions and values across the world. They introduce core concepts, methods, and examples from around the world – including Europe, the Middle East, India and China. A third first-year module can be chosen from options within the PPR department or other departments.In the second year, a core module Exploring Politics, Religion and Values introduces major theories about these three areas and their relations. The theories are tested against real-world examples from the past and the present. Such examples might include, for example, religious nationalism in India or Burma; culture wars in the USA; the Brexit debate; controversies about gender and sexuality. In the fourth year, you will also write a guided dissertation on a topic relevant to the intersection of religion with politics and/or religion with values. You will be able to propose a topic that interests you.For the other modules in the second and fourth years of your degree you will have a choice from within the PPR department and other departments. This means that you can tailor the scheme to match your particular interests, whether in religion, politics, or values or some combination, with the core modules providing overall coherence.In year three there is the opportunity for a placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience should boost your employment prospects and help you to decide on your caree
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You must have successfully completed an United Kingdom Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) Equivalent qualifications may also include a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades. Meetin
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AboutLancaster University is a collegiate public research university in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. The university was established by royal charter in 1964, one of several new universities created in the 1960s.
Lancaster University is a public research university in Lancaster, Lancashire, consistently ranking within the top ten in three major UK university league tables. The university is proud of its international community and aims to offer all students a global experience during their time there, with students coming from over 100 countries around the world.
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