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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Theology and Religious Studies (Part-Time)

Programme code:BA-PT/TRSUCAS code:V616
Duration:6 Years Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Dr Tasia Scrutton Contact address:t.scrutton@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

AAB at A level.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

The programme will:

1. In the context of offering students an awareness of the variety of religious traditions and cultures historically, globally and locally, and of the variety within such traditions;
2. and an understanding of their interrelationship with broader currents of culture, politics, history, intellectual development, demographic change, etc;
3. will stimulate sensitive curiosity and fascination about religion and religions, coupled with appropriate intellectual discipline;
4. by offering students a breadth of awareness of the intellectual disciplines through which religions may be approached;
5. so to equip students to choose whether and how to focus their intellectual development on the study of particular religion/s, specific aspect/s of religion, specific discipline/s or method/s for studying religion, or to foster a broad-based approach;
6. by enabling in-depth study of, and critical empathy with, at least one tradition's sacred texts, developed religious thought and reflection, history and practices, as appropriate;
7. so to foster interpersonal and intellectual skills of empathy with critical distance, to give experience and opportunity for working with plurality in and between religions, and with familiar and unfamiliar viewpoints, and with views that differ radically from one's own;
8. and to equip students for understanding, living and working reflectively and responsibly within a plural society, to provide qualifications and skills appropriate for personal development, professional employment and further study in a secular society where religious issues remain influential, though are often unrecognised;
9. in a challenging and supportive learning environment founded on established academic disciplines, where teaching is informed by the research activities of staff.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module in year 1:

PRHS1025Introduction to Academic Skills5 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

The following modules are compulsory and must be studied either in Year 1 or Year 2 of the programme:

THEO1930Introduction to the Study of Religion/s10 creditsSemester 1
THEO1970Introducing Theology10 creditsSemester 2

Students are required to study at least 20 credits from the following optional modules across Years 1 and 2:

THEO1015Introduction to the Study of Islam10 creditsSemester 2
THEO1760Studying Christianity10 creditsSemester 1
THEO1900Introduction to South Asian Religions10 creditsSemester 2

In addition, students will be required to study at least 20 credits from the following optional modules across Years 1 and 2:

HPSC1015Magic, Science and Religion10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1007Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion10 creditsSemester 1
PRHS1000Visions of Humanity: Philosophical, Religious and Scientific Perspectives20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
THEO1350Introduction to the Bible10 creditsSemester 2
THEO1920Religion, Politics and Society in the Modern World10 creditsSemester 1
THEO1960Religion in Modern Britain10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Students may take between 0-40 credits of discovery modules across Years 1 and 2 of the programme.


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Optional modules:

The following modules are compulsory and must be studied either in Year 1 or Year 2 of the programme:

THEO1930Introduction to the Study of Religion/s10 creditsSemester 1
THEO1970Introducing Theology10 creditsSemester 2

Students are required to study at least 20 credits from the following optional modules across Years 1 and 2:

THEO1015Introduction to the Study of Islam10 creditsSemester 2
THEO1760Studying Christianity10 creditsSemester 1
THEO1900Introduction to South Asian Religions10 creditsSemester 2

In addition, students will be required to study at least 20 credits from the following optional modules across Years 1 and 2:

HPSC1015Magic, Science and Religion10 creditsSemester 2
PHIL1007Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion10 creditsSemester 1
PRHS1000Visions of Humanity: Philosophical, Religious and Scientific Perspectives20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
THEO1350Introduction to the Bible10 creditsSemester 2
THEO1920Religion, Politics and Society in the Modern World10 creditsSemester 1
THEO1960Religion in Modern Britain10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Students may take between 0-40 credits of discovery modules across Years 1 and 2 of the programme.


Year 3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory module:

THEO2300Studying Religion in Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students will be required to study between 60-100 credits from the following optional modules across Years 3 and 4 of the programme:

FOAR2000Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PHIL2532Philosophy of Religion20 creditsSemester 2
PRHS2000Human Rights and Religion20 creditsSemester 2
THEO2000Theology and Religious Studies Students into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
THEO2201Hindu Traditions20 creditsSemester 2
THEO2251Sociology of Religion20 creditsSemester 1
THEO2651Reading New Testament Texts20 creditsNot running in 201718
THEO2720Religion, Gender and Society20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Students may take between 0-40 credits of discovery modules across Years 3 to 6 of the programme.


Year 4 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Optional modules:

Students will be required to study between 60-100 credits from the following optional modules across Years 3 and 4 of the programme:

FOAR2000Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PHIL2532Philosophy of Religion20 creditsSemester 2
PRHS2000Human Rights and Religion20 creditsSemester 2
THEO2000Theology and Religious Studies Students into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
THEO2201Hindu Traditions20 creditsSemester 2
THEO2251Sociology of Religion20 creditsSemester 1
THEO2651Reading New Testament Texts20 creditsNot running in 201718
THEO2720Religion, Gender and Society20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Students may take between 0-40 credits of discovery modules across Years 3 to 6 of the programme.


Year 5 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Optional modules:

Students may choose between 80-120 credits from the following optional modules across Years 5 and 6 of the programme:

ARTF3042Cultural Diversity in Museum and Material Culture - Case Study20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3707Buddhism: A Lived Tradition20 creditsSemester 2
HPSC3111Science and Religion20 creditsNot running in 201718
PRHS3100Existentialism and Phenomenology20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3021Muslims in Britain: Transnational Communities and Multicultural Politics20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3190Religions and Global Development20 creditsSemester 1
THEO3220Sin20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3280Religion, Politics and the Future20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3306Hindu Traditions20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3390Philosophy and the Spiritual Life20 creditsSemester 1
THEO3780Pentecostalism as a Public Religion in Africa20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates may choose to study ONE of the following modules across Years 5 and 6 of the programme (either in Year 5 or Year 6):

PRHS3000Independent Research Project in Philosophy, Religion or History of Science40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PRHS3001Integrated Research Project in Philosophy, Religion or History of Science40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PRHS3700External Placement: Beyond the University40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
THEO3880The Religious Mapping of Leeds40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:

Students may take between 0-40 credits of discovery modules across years 3-6 of the programme


Year 6 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Optional modules:

Students may choose between 80-120 credits from the following optional modules across Years 5 and 6 of the programme:

ARTF3042Cultural Diversity in Museum and Material Culture - Case Study20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3707Buddhism: A Lived Tradition20 creditsSemester 2
HPSC3111Science and Religion20 creditsNot running in 201718
PRHS3100Existentialism and Phenomenology20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3021Muslims in Britain: Transnational Communities and Multicultural Politics20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3190Religions and Global Development20 creditsSemester 1
THEO3220Sin20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3280Religion, Politics and the Future20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3306Hindu Traditions20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3390Philosophy and the Spiritual Life20 creditsSemester 1
THEO3780Pentecostalism as a Public Religion in Africa20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates may choose to study ONE of the following modules across Years 5 and 6 of the programme (either in Year 5 or Year 6):

PRHS3000Independent Research Project in Philosophy, Religion or History of Science40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PRHS3001Integrated Research Project in Philosophy, Religion or History of Science40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PRHS3700External Placement: Beyond the University40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
THEO3880The Religious Mapping of Leeds40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:

Students may take between 0-40 credits of discovery modules across years 3-6 of the programme

Last updated: 08/05/2017

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