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Religion, Philosophy & Values in Education BA (Hons)

What makes Religion, Philosophy & Values in Education at Worcester special?

Are you interested in philosophical questions, and values-based or religious views on the world? Would you like to explore what others think and believe, and to consider your own perspectives? This course gives you the opportunity to examine these issues, and also to look at how education in different contexts helps children to form their views on the world.

At a time when acquiring religious literacy is universally important, this course will equip you to become a specialist teacher of Religious Education in schools, subject to further study, and the course also opens up a range of other graduate opportunities, including people-focused careers in the public, private and charity sectors.

Key features

  • A unique undergraduate course which responds specifically to contemporary themes in education, religion and research
  • Learning is applied to real life settings, including within schools and other learning environments
  • Choose modules to focus on your interests, with the opportunity to engage in your own research
  • Study how religion makes a difference in people's lives, both now and in the past
  • Visits within the region and beyond, as well as opportunities to meet with representatives from local faith communities and education professionals
  • Possible to study abroad for a semester

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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?


UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

88 UCAS tariff points

Access to HE diploma welcome

Other entry routes may be possible, including for those with relevant life experience

A Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for some modules on the course

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email for advice.

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

Year 1


  • Introduction to the Study of Religion and Education
  • Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
  • Encountering Christianity
  • Foundations in Education 


  • Education in Context

Year 2


  • Further studies in Religion and Education
  • Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems
  • Encountering Islam
  • Educational Enquiry


  • The Global Dimension in Education
  • Work Experience
  • Mentoring and Coaching in Education
  • Radical Education

Year 3


  • Fieldwork in Study of Religion and Education
  • Philosophy of the Arts: Aesthetics, Religion and Education
  • Encountering South Asian Religions
  • Independent Study    



  • Work Experience
  • Citizenship and Education
  • Values in Education
  • Disaffection and Education
  • Organising Teaching & Learning
  • Managing Educational Change
  • Policy-making in Education

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

Teaching approach

The focus on education means that learning will be applied to real life settings, including in schools and other learning environments. The course will include activities within the region around Worcester and the West Midlands to access faith and community groups, and to learn from them.


A variety of assessment methods will be used including essays, reviews, projects, group and individual presentations and the making of resources, individual research, many of which will enhance your IT skills.

Meet the team

Get to know the academics who will teach you on this course:

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    Rebecca Davidge

    Rebecca has 21 years’ teaching experience across a range of Secondary schools in the West Midlands. She has taught across a range of Humanities subjects, and her main expertise is in Religious Education, Ethics and Philosophy.

    Rebecca is interested in showing how religion influences individuals, culture and attitudes in 21st Century UK and exploring the place of RE in school curriculums. She is also involved in Holocaust Education and is particularly interested in research in this area.

    Rebecca is Subject Tutor for the PGCE Secondary RE course and takes an active interest in the progress of all her students, during their training and beyond as they begin their career.


Where could it take you?

If you gain a 2:1 degree or above you will be guaranteed an interview for teacher training at Worcester (primary, or secondary RE, subject to places being available), providing you meet the national pre-requisites for the course at the time of applying. Knowledge of the practical and theoretical underpinnings of education equips you for a diverse range of careers and progression routes including:

  • Education
  • Personnel
  • Training in the private sector
  • Social work
  • Welfare support
  • Charities
  • Local government

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How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in 2017 will be £9,250.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in 2017 will be £11,700 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in 2017 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying.  The amounts vary between courses.

If you choose to take our optional work experience module you will be expected to cover any travel costs, and the cost of DBS check (currently £44) if required by the placement setting.

There will be the opportunity to attend various trips, these are optional and you will be expected to pay any costs.


Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to the £153 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.


How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Single Honours

Religion, Philosophy & Values in Education BA (Hons) - X301

Joint Honours

Art & Design and Religion, Philosophy & Values in Education - V500
English Language and Religion, Philosophy & Values in Education - Q310
Education Studies and Religion, Philosophy & Values in Education - X30P
Psychology and Religion, Philosophy & Values in Education - C802
Religion, Philosophy & Values in Education and Sociology - V501 

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111  

Admissions tutor

Rebecca Davidge
01905 542082