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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA History and Philosophy of Science and Theology and Religious Studies

Programme code:BA-HPSC&TRSUCAS code:VV56
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Victor Dura-Vila Contact address:v.dura-vila@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:

QAA History Benchmark Statement + supplement for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.
Theology and Religious Studies.

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- enable students to work across more than one discipline by providing the flexibility to study three disciplines at level one;
- allow the study of two disciplines to the same depth as any single honours student but with less breadth in each discipline;
- provide a basis for further advanced study in either of the disciplines or in a cognate interdisciplinary area.

General
- The distinctiveness, appeal and strength of University of Leeds joint honours programmes lie in the unusual combination of depth, breadth and flexibility which they offer, as well as in the exceptional range of degree combinations available.
- They permit students to study two disciplines, in depth and to degree level while acquiring a broader range of skills than is typically possible within a single honours degree.
- They are emphatically joint honours programmes, rather than integrated programmes: students can therefore make the links they choose from the wide choice of optional modules available within each discipline. Within certain parameters, they thus effectively make connections and devise pathways according to their own preferences, rather than being faced with a prescribed combination of modules chosen for them by others.
- The students must acquire the flexibility of mind and variety of learning techniques needed to switch between the two disciplines.
- A further element of distinctiveness is the flexibility of the programme structure, which allows joint honours students to change direction more easily, and more radically, than single honours students.
- Many of these programmes also allow the opportunity to undertake a work placement, field work or study abroad.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Students must study 125 credits.

In level 1, students are required to pass a minimum of 40 credits of History and Philosophy of Science and 40 credits of Theology and Religious Studies, plus a 5-credit Academic Skills module. The further 40 credits may consist of Discovery Modules in a third subject or may consist of further modules in one or both main subjects. Students must pass 100 credits and all core modules as identified in the programme.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

HPSC1015Magic, Science and Religion10 creditsSemester 2
HPSC1046Introduction to the History of Science10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC1050Darwin, Germs and the Bomb10 creditsSemester 1
PHIL1109How Science Works10 creditsSemester 2
PRHS1025Introduction to Academic Skills5 creditsSemester 1
THEO1930Introduction to the Study of Religion/s10 creditsSemester 1
THEO1970Introducing Theology10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study in addition a minimum of 20 credits from the following list.

ARAB1030Introduction to Arab and Islamic Civilisation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PHIL1007Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion10 creditsSemester 1
PRHS1000Visions of Humanity: Philosophical, Religious and Scientific Perspectives20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
THEO1015Introduction to the Study of Islam10 creditsSemester 2
THEO1350Introduction to the Bible10 creditsSemester 2
THEO1760Studying Christianity10 creditsNot running in 201920
THEO1900Introduction to South Asian Religions10 creditsSemester 2
THEO1910Religion in Modern Africa10 creditsSemester 2
THEO1920Religion, Politics and Society in the Modern World10 creditsSemester 1
THEO1960Religion in Modern Britain10 creditsSemester 2

Candidates may study further credits from the following list of optional modules:

HPSC1030History of Psychology10 creditsSemester 1
HPSC1070Living with Technology10 creditsSemester 2
HPSC1080History of Modern Medicine10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits.

Over levels 2 and 3 combined students must pass:

- History and Philosophy of Science: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- Theology and Religious Studies: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)

- Plus 40 credits in the named subjects and used to ensure that credits at the appropriate level for award are taken.
- Plus 40 credits in elective modules or further modules in the named subjects.

In order to be eligible for an honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3). Students must pass at least 100 credits at Level 2 and all core modules to proceed to the next level of the programme.

Compulsory modules:

THEO2300Studying Religion in Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study at least 20 credits from the following optional modules:

FOAR2000Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PHIL2532Philosophy of Religion20 creditsSemester 2
PRHS2000Human Rights and Religion20 creditsSemester 2
PRHS2333Thinking About Race10 creditsNot running in 201920
PRHS2450A Key Thinker in Philosophy of Religion: In Dialogue20 creditsSemester 1
THEO2000Theology and Religious Studies Students into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
THEO2040Modern Theologians20 creditsNot running in 201920
THEO2201Hindu Traditions20 creditsSemester 2
THEO2220Buddhism20 creditsNot running in 201920
THEO2251Sociology of Religion20 creditsNot running in 201920
THEO2286God, Sex and Gender in Africa20 creditsNot running in 201920
THEO2295Humanity in Christian Thought: Theological Anthropology20 creditsSemester 1
THEO2651Reading New Testament Texts20 creditsNot running in 201920
THEO2720Religion, Gender and Society20 creditsSemester 2
THEO2780Pentecostalism as a Public Religion in Africa20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates will be required to study at least 40 credits from the following list of optional modules:

HPSC2150History of Science in 10 Objects20 creditsSemester 1
HPSC2307Science, Culture and Society in the Industrial Age20 creditsNot running in 201920
HPSC2400History of Psychiatry and Mental Illness20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2405Introduction to Epistemology20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL2600Philosophical Issues in Biology20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL2611How Biology Works10 creditsSemester 2

Candidates must choose at least one of HPSC2150 and PHIL2405. PHIL2600 and PHIL2611 are mutually exclusive.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.


Year3 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits.Over levels 2 and 3 combined students must pass:
- History and Philosophy of Science: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3) - Theology and Religious Studies: a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at level 3)
- Plus 40 credits in the named subjects and used to ensure that credits at the appropriate level for award are taken. Plus 40 credits in elective modules or further modules in the named subjects.
In order to be eligible for an honours degree, students must meet the normal Rules for Award by passing all modules which are designated to be passed for award or progression and by passing the required number of credits at each level as specified in the Curricular Regulations (at least 200 credits at level 2 or above, of which at least 100 should be at level 3). Students must pass at least 100 credits at Level 3 and all core modules to proceed to gain the degree.

Optional modules:

Candidates are required to study ONE of the following modules:

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 creditsNot running in 201920

Candidates are required to select at least sufficient credits from the following modules to fulfil the programme requirements. PHIL3311 and PHIL3320 are mutually exclusive. PHIL3851 and PHIL3852 are mutually exclusive.

ARTF3042Cultural Diversity in Museum and Material Culture - Case Study20 creditsSemester 2
EAST3707Buddhism: A Lived Tradition20 creditsSemester 2
FOAR3150Religion and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
PRHS3100Existentialism and Phenomenology20 creditsSemester 1
PRHS3170Religion, Belief and Ethics20 creditsSemester 1
PRHS3200Moral, Rational Selves: Perspectives on Human Nature20 creditsNot running in 201920
PRHS3300Religion and Mental Health20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3021Muslims in Britain: Transnational Communities and Multicultural Politics20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3040Ideologies of Hebrew Bible Texts and Readers20 creditsNot running in 201920
THEO3190Religions and Global Development20 creditsSemester 1
THEO3215Modern Theologians20 creditsNot running in 201920
THEO3220Sin20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3280Religion, Politics and the Future20 creditsNot running in 201920
THEO3286God, Sex and Gender in Africa20 creditsNot running in 201920
THEO3295Humanity in Christian Thought: Theological Anthropology20 creditsSemester 1
THEO3306Hindu Traditions20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3390Philosophy and the Spiritual Life20 creditsNot running in 201920
THEO3780Pentecostalism as a Public Religion in Africa20 creditsSemester 1
HPSC3200Science Communication: History & Theory20 creditsSemester 1
HPSC3315History of the Body20 creditsSemester 2
HPSC3450Mind, Brain & Society20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3320Philosophy of Biology20 creditsSemester 2
PHIL3851Introduction to Philosophy of Modern Physics10 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3852Philosophy of Modern Physics20 creditsSemester 1
PHIL3855Philosophical Issues in Technology20 creditsNot running in 201920
PHIL3865Philosophy of the Social Sciences20 creditsSemester 2
THEO3000Religion and Media20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of discovery modules.

Last updated: 02/10/2019

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