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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Religion, Politics and Society

Programme code:BA-RPSUCAS code:V621
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Jasjit Singh Contact address:j.s. singh@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

ABB at A Level

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

School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

QAA Theology & Religious Studies Benchmark Statement

Programme specification:

On completion of the programme, students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- Understand, apply and use a range of scholarship, including recent research, in the study of and interaction between religion, society, and politics

- Demonstrate various techniques of analysis and enquiry including those from Religious Studies, Politics and Sociology

- Understand theoretical, methodological, contextual and ethical debates surrounding religion in public life in the UK and internationally

- Demonstrate proficiency in the application of method and theory through independent research including fieldwork studies

- Identify and develop their specific interests and skills, develop their own informed opinions and undertake autonomous study

- Demonstrate interpersonal and intellectual skills required for working with plurality in and between religions, with familiar and unfamiliar viewpoints, and with views that differ radically from one's own

- Demonstrate ability for understanding, living and working reflectively and responsibly within a plural society through the development of knowledge, skills and understanding appropriate for personal development, professional employment and further study in a (post-) secular society where religious issues remain influential, though are often unrecognised


Year1 - View timetable

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

Students must study 125 credits in total (a mixture of compulsory and optional or discovery modules). To pass the year they must pass 100 credits including all modules flagged as ‘PFP’.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following COMPULSORY modules:

PIED1110Comparative Politics20 creditsSemester 2
PRHS1025Introduction to Academic Skills5 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1200Sociology of Modern Societies20 creditsSemester 1
THEO1920Religion, Politics and Society in the Modern World10 creditsSemester 1
THEO1930Introduction to the Study of Religion/s10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following OPTIONAL modules:

THEO1015Introduction to the Study of Islam10 creditsSemester 2
THEO1030Introduction to the Study of Judaism10 creditsSemester 1
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
THEO1960Religion in Modern Britain10 creditsSemester 2
THEO1970Introducing Theology10 creditsSemester 2

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following OPTIONAL modules:

PIED1100British Politics20 creditsSemester 2
PIED1201Global Development Challenges20 creditsSemester 2
PIED1212Making of the Modern World20 creditsSemester 1
PIED1511International Politics20 creditsSemester 1
PIED1601Freedom, Power and Resistance: An Introduction to Political Ideas20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from the following OPTIONAL modules:

SLSP1160Understanding and Researching the City20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1190Identities, Inequalities and Policy in Contemporary Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP1210Formations of Modernity20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP1220Social Policy: Poor Laws to the Present20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:


Year2 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits in total (a mixture of compulsory and optional or discovery modules). To pass the year they must pass 100 credits including all modules flagged as ‘PFP’.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following COMPULSORY module:

THEO2300Studying Religion in Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20-60 credits from the following OPTIONAL modules:

FOAR2000Research Placement20 creditsSemesters 1 & 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 20-40 credits from the following OPTIONAL modules:
Those wishing to take PIED3750 Politics Dissertation MUST take at least 40 credits from the following modules, of which it is RECOMMENDED that this include PIED2721 Approaches to Analysis.

PIED2126The Conservative Party Since 194520 creditsSemester 1
PIED2139The Labour Party Since 194520 creditsSemester 2
PIED2160Spin Doctors and Electioneering20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2301Politics and Policy in the EU20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2403Comparative Politics of Pacific Asia20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2448Politics of Contemporary China20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2455State and Politics in Africa20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2463United States Politics20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2601Revolution and Reaction: Political Problems in the 20th Century20 creditsSemester 1
PIED2602Justice, Community and Conflict20 creditsSemester 2
PIED2721Approaches to Analysis20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates will be required to study 20-40 credits from the following OPTIONAL modules:
NB: those wishing to take SLSP 3040 Sociology Dissertation in Year 3 MUST take SLSP2010 Sociology & Social Policy Research Methods IF they wish to undertake empirical research for the dissertation, and SLSP 2730 Central Problems in Sociology.

SLSP2010Sociology and Social Policy Research Methods20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP2020Crime, Law and Regulation20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2040Disability Studies: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2050The Sociology of Gender20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2062Health and Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2150Debates in Childhood and Youth20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2180The Sociology of Culture20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP2675Sociology of Work20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP2690Racism, ethnicity, migration and decolonial studies20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP2730Central Problems in Sociology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SLSP2953Urban Disorders, Social Divisions and Social Control20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study 20 credits of Discovery modules.


Year3 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits in total (a mixture of compulsory and optional or discovery modules). To pass the year they must pass 100 credits including all modules flagged as ‘PFP’.

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to take 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 will be required to study 60-80 credits from the following OPTIONAL modules:

PIED3158British Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3160Prime Ministers and British Politics20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3170The End of British Politics?20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3171The Politics of national identity in the UK20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3202Land, Fuel and Agriculture20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3206The Politics of Aid20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3207International Development and Social Policy20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3302Extreme Right Parties in Contemporary Europe20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3310Britain and the EU20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3325Europe in the World20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3403Politics of Islamism20 creditsNot running in 201920
PIED3503Crisis Diplomacy: Coercion, Sanctions and the Use of Force in International Relations20 creditsNot running in 201920
PIED3603Political Psychology: on Authority and Obedience20 creditsSemester 1
PIED3609Radical Political Ideas: Marx, Nietzsche, Schmitt, Foucault, Kristeva20 creditsSemester 2
PIED3702Introduction to Programming for Social Science20 creditsSemester 2
PRHS3100Existentialism and Phenomenology20 creditsSemester 1
PRHS3170Religion, Belief and Ethics20 creditsSemester 1
PRHS3300Religion and Mental Health20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3101Postcolonialism and Critical Muslim Studies20 creditsNot running in 201920
SLSP3160Education, Culture and Society20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3500Gender, Technologies and the Body20 creditsSemester 2
SLSP3961Protest and Social Movements20 creditsSemester 1
SLSP3995Ethnicity and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 1
THEO3000Religion and Media20 creditsSemester 1
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
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

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study 20 credits of Discovery modules.

Last updated: 02/10/2019

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