The ability to think logically and critically is at the core of all academic study. It also pays a key role in personal or professional contexts, when you might need to solve a problem quickly and efficiently, provide a sound justification for a decision you have made, or present balanced arguments.
A grasp of fundamental scientific principles and approaches is essential to understanding what is going on around us. The relations between the sciences and the humanities are complex, and an understanding of one complements and enriches the other.
The study of ethics explores what constitutes a good life and a just society, and encourages us to consider how we balance our own needs and desires with those of other individuals, our environment and the ‘greater good’.