University of Wales
Philosophy, Religion and Ethics with Foundation Year BA (Hons)
University of Wales

Key Course Facts

Course Description

BA Philosophy, Religion and Ethics with Foundation Year

This course combines the cognate disciplines of Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics to explore some of the central questions and challenges that face humanity.

This course is ideal for students who ask the big questions about the nature of existence and the role of faith in our lives. It also, through examining the ethical questions that modern life poses, explores how we live our lives and what gives our lives and our actions meaning.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 25 graduates of Philosophy, Religion and Ethics with Foundation Year BA (Hons) at University of Wales for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Philosophy.

Overall student satisfaction
72 /100
25 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of Philosophy

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23116 £21763 £25546
25-75 percentile range £18555 - £27113 £15165 - £27715 £17714 - £33980

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Philosophy, Religion and Ethics with Foundation Year BA (Hons) at University of Wales

20% Sales occupations
15% Teaching Professionals
15% Elementary occupations
15% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
15% Administrative occupations
10% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Caring personal services

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Philosophy, Religion and Ethics with Foundation Year, BA (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Philosophy, Religion and Ethics with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

EU £9000 year 1
England UK £9000 year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 year 1
Scotland £9000 year 1
Wales £9000 year 1
Channel Islands £9000 year 1
International £13500 year 1

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

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About University of Wales

The University of Wales (UW) is a confederal university located in Cardiff, Wales. This university was the very first to exist in Wales, and now operates a highly rated research centre, the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. In addition, UW also has a centre used for studying and conferences in Gregynog, Newtown.

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