The Philosophy programme offers students the opportunity to explore such questions in a variety of traditions and periods. Studying philosophy will enable you to develop skills of independent and critical thought. It encourages you to be creative when engaging with issues and questions of contemporary culture and debate. Philosophers find employment in a wide variety of jobs, where their analytical thinking and creativity are highly appreciated. Our distinctive approach means that all students study three areas: Christian theology, biblical studies and religious studies (the latter includes world religions, atheism and non-religion). While exploring great writers and thinkers of the past, you will also focus significantly on the contemporary world and issues such as interpretations of the Bible today, religion and violence, bioethics, and developments in faith and practice as the Christian tradition dialogues with secular culture.