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Philosophy and Religion 

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Why Study Philosophy and Religion?

Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence. It’s a way of thinking about the world, the universe, and society. Religion spans history, it’s the primary expression of humanity's quest to find meaning and purpose, and it influences cultures and plays a major role in shaping today’s political landscape. Understanding this phenomenon helps us explore the most basic questions of our existence.

  • Situated at the centre of an imposing University campus, the subjects of Philosophy and Religion have a long and distinguished history being taught at Bangor for over a century.
  • Our staff are research active and incorporate current research into their teaching.
  • We offer the opportunity for students to study Philosophy and Religion as a Single Honours degree, or in combination with a range of complementary subjects as part of a Joint Honours degree.

Studying this course has been such an amazing experience. This is due to the continued, excellent support my lecturers have given, allowing me to become more confident as a student and as an individual. A range of module choices welcomes anyone who wishes to study Philosophy and Religion to Bangor University.

Megan Griffiths,  Philosophy and Religion

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Our Research in Philosophy and Religion

The expertise of Philosophy and Religion staff lies broadly in the areas of Western philosophy and both Western and Eastern religions, and includes philosophy of religion, ethics and psychoanalytic studies. Staff are internationally recognised experts in their chosen field, bringing knowledge and enthusiasm to their teaching.

The department has an active community of research students and offers research supervision in a range of specialist areas, including:

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Meta ethics and Normative ethics
  • Meta philosophy
  • Problem of Evil
  • Aesthetics
  • Islamic studies
  • Fundamentalism
  • Psychoanalytic studies
  • Jungian studies
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Mental health and its relationship to existentialism and religion.
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