In today’s multicultural society, religion plays a key role, influencing how many of us live and the culture around us. This course focuses on six world religions and explores the links between religion, education and other aspects of today’s society. It is ideal if you’re aspiring to become a teacher, work with young people or within the community or even prepare for further academic study. We’ll look in-depth at six world religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism as well as ethics. We’ll also explore contemporary society to get a better understanding of social policy. There are options to study related topics, such as philosophy of education, and also opportunities to tackle vocationally focused topics such as safeguarding and leadership. In your second year, you’ll have the option to undertake a placement. By working in a real-world environment, you’ll be able to build on what you’ve learnt and develop the skills employers are looking for. From schools to children’s centres, charities to children’s services or even working in museums, you could choose a placement that reflects your hopes for your career. We want to give you the opportunity to experience faith in action too, so visits to places of worship and guest speakers will all deepen your learning and understanding of the key topics. As well as focusing on religion, society and education, the course aims to help build up your transferable skills. We’ll give you the chance to develop your critical thinking and your approaches to academic study and independent research.