This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year. Religions, Philosophies and Ethics at Bath Spa University explores the world and the challenges it faces through different traditions of thought, belief, and values. This course is recognised for drawing together different disciplines and traditions of thought. You’ll address these individually, as well as exploring the connections between them. You’ll explore religions, philosophies and ethics from a global perspective, not just a Western one - Global – gain an international perspective on religion, philosophy and ethics. - Contemporary – explore current challenges, debates and different ways of thinking. - Applied – relate your thinking to solve practical problems. - Examine the philosophies and ethics of the Indian subcontinent and China, and a range of religious traditions, from Buddhism to Christianity to Paganism. - Relate these systems and traditions to topical and emerging issues in the contemporary world: gender, identity, our relationship to the natural work and environmental crisis, among many others. **More about the Professional Placement Year** A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.