100% examination All examinations will be taken at the end of the two year course. AS can be completed as a standalone qualification. The PET course is divided into the three separate but compatible disciplines of Philosophy, Ethics and Theology. Within Philosophy, key content includes: Philosophies of Plato and Aristotle on Soul, Body and Mind; Arguments about the existence or non-existence of God; the nature of religious experience and the problem of evil.
Within Ethics, key content includes: Ethical theories including Aquinas’ Natural Law and Fletcher’s Situation Ethics; Applying ethical theory to issues such as euthanasia, business, and sexual matters. Within Theology, key content includes: Augustine’s teaching on human nature, death and the afterlife; the origins and development of Christianity; moral principles and justice issues within Christianity; attitudes to other religions and attitudes to gender.
The skills developed through PET are particularly suited to further study in Religious Studies, Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Politics, Law, Sociology, the Social Sciences, Journalism, Politics and English.The skills developed through PET are particularly suited to further study in Religious Studies, Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Politics, Law, Sociology, the Social Sciences, Journalism, Politics and English.The course provides a strong foundation for careers in (among others): national and local government, finance, law, schools, colleges and universities (for teaching and research positions), charities, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations, social services.