Students taking Religious Studies (RS) to learn more about one or even a number of religions and practices will probably be disappointed. RS is much more closely aligned to philosophy and ethics and students will learn and understand the basis of religion, how religious beliefs are formed and how they have evolved over time. Students will have the opportunity to debate and discuss some quite controversial subjects and the course will develop skills of debate, discussion, presenting an argument, and analysing the points of view of others.  

RS is an excellent choice for students interested in a wide range of humanities degrees and it is also helpful for students interested in pursuing a career in law, as moral philosophy and religion both play a part in establishing laws in the UK and throughout the world.