Religious Studies remains an important and relevant discipline in the modern world. A very significant proportion of people live their lives according to faith, spiritual practice and religious truth. Religious Studies combines philosophical reasoning concerning the divine with practical ethics concerning happiness and the living of a good life. In addition Religious Studies explores the nature of truth through faith by reflecting on the core beliefs of a relevant world religion. In this way Religious Studies is the study of life, faith, truth and happiness. Religious Studies is a well-respected academic subject through which you will encounter the ideas of some of the most important thinkers of our cultural history, from Plato and Aristotle to Descartes and Kant. You will develop skills in critical thinking, effective communication, philosophical reasoning, alongside the ability to construct and analyse sound arguments. Religious Studies will sit well with any A Level programme, perhaps complementing Humanities and Arts subjects particularly.
Related degrees which students can go on to study include Religious Studies, Theology, Philosophy, Teaching, Theology, Philosophy, Youth Work and Ethics. Religious Studies remains an important specialist discipline for those interested in primary or secondary teaching.