You will explore the key issues in the fields of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics – for example: Are there shared human values? How do we negotiate different belief systems in pluralistic societies? Is there a conflict between science and religion? Do people with different religious views have the same morals? Is life without God meaningless? You will be taught by a vibrant community of philosophers, pursuing original research on a wide range of topics on which expert supervision is available.
You will study six modules in total, three of which are core Philosophy modules (see Modules tab for descriptions):
Research Skills and Methods God, Freedom and the Meaning of Life Global Ethics or Bioethics Your remaining three modules are optional, and can be chosen from within Philosophy, Theology and/or Religion. Modules available include:
Classical Problems in the Philosophy of Religion Islamic Philosophy Problems of Religious Diversity Human Rights Metaphysics Philosophy of Health and Happiness Philosophy of Mind Value of Life Research Seminar MA students will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.
Lucy is studying for her Masters degree after a lengthy break from higher education. She is a single parent, and a native of the city of Birmingham.
Lucy is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/lucy-richmond/
Nicholas has a BSc in Biological Sciences which was obtained at the University of Birmingham. He is interested in both Science and Philosophy as tools for understanding and enhancing the well-being of conscious creatures. He also loves musical theatre.
Nicholas is also a postgraduate mentor, you can contact him online with questions or read further about his experience at the University of Birmingham on his mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/n-valente/