This combination of subjects is a way to a deeper understanding of religion and theology, and issues such as human freedom, knowledge and justice. You will explore the history, meaning and contemporary relevance of scriptural texts alongside key areas such as ethics, metaphysics, and political philosophy. We also teach courses on major figures such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes and Hegel. Sheffield is particularly good at making philosophy relevant. We run sessions on careers, so you’re absolutely clear what your skills are and how they can be an asset to an employer. You will also get the chance to work in the community through projects like Philosophy in the City, which introduces school children to philosophical ideas they can apply to everyday life. The course produces graduates who think clearly and precisely. They’re articulate, creative communicators who know how to structure an argument, and how to analyse one. They are also excellent listeners. They work in teaching, law, social work, journalism, the civil service, charities and business.