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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

Programme code:BA-PERUCAS code:VV5P
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Emma Tomalin Contact address:e.tomalin@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

AAB 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:

Philosophy
Theology & Religious Studies

Programme specification:

The programme will:

- Provide a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to explore 'values' (religious and secular) in the abstract (through Philosophy) and in the particular (through Theology & Religious Studies); and in so doing acquire subject knowledge and methodological approaches within and across two complementary disciplines, Philosophy and Theology & Religious Studies.
- Consolidate complementary expertise in 'values'/ethics from the subject areas of Philosophy and TRS to form a research-led, research-based programme.
- Provide a stimulating and coherent programme of study which supports the development of critical evaluation, research, presentation and problem-solving skills alongside personal development by permitting the pursuit of individual interests through a managed choice of modules focused on 'values'.
- Increase students' Graduate Prospects by providing not only a firm grounding for further interdisciplinary study or further study in either discipline, but also a suitable preparation for various graduate careers involving Human Resources, social awareness or community outreach dimensions, as well as those with ethical or strategic planning dimensions.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits in Level 1.

Students must pass 100 credits in total, including all modules flagged as PFP (pass for progression).

Students must pass a minimum of 40 credits in Philosophy and 40 credits in Theology.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

PHIL1007Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL1080The Good, the Bad, the Right, the Wrong20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL1250How to Think Clearly and Argue Well20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO1930Introduction to the Study of Religion/s10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO1970Introducing Theology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates may study up to 50 credits from the following optional modules:

EAST1500Introduction to Religious and Philosophical Texts of East Asia20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST1550Introduction to East Asian Religions20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC1015Magic, Science and Religion10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC1030History of Psychology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC1046Introduction to the History of Science10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC1050Darwin, Germs and the Bomb10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC1070Living with Technology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL1005The Mind10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL1090Knowledge, Self and Reality20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL1109How Science Works10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL1120Great Philosophical Thinkers20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PRHS1000Visions of Humanity: Philosophical, Religious and Scientific Perspectives20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
THEO1015Introduction to the Study of Islam10 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO1030Introduction to the Study of Judaism10 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO1350Introduction to the Bible10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO1760Studying Christianity10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO1900Introduction to South Asian Religions10 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO1910Religion in Modern Africa10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO1920Religion, Politics and Society in the Modern World10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO1960Religion in Modern Britain10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 40 credits of discovery modules if taking fewer than 50 credits of optional modules.


Year2 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

THEO2301Studying Religion in Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study at least one module in Ethics or Political Philosophy, for example:

PHIL2321Political Philosophy20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2322Moral Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PRHS2000Human Rights and Religion20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PRHS2333Thinking About Race10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

An alternative Level 2 Ethics/Political Philosophy module may be taken with the approval of the Programme Manager.

Candidates will be required to study at least one module in Philosophy of Religion or a closely-related area, for example:

PHIL2532Philosophy of Religion20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PRHS2451Augustine of Hippo: A Key Thinker in Philosophy and Theology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

An alternative Level 2 Philosophy of Religion module may be taken with the approval of the Programme Manager.

Candidates will be required to study up to 60 credits of optional modules from the following list:

CSER2207Students Into Schools (Arts Humanities and Culture)20 creditsNot running in 202122
HPSC2150History of Science in 10 Objects20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC2307Science, Culture and Society in the Industrial Age20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
HPSC2400History of Psychiatry and Mental Illness20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL2121Introduction to the Philosophy of Language20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2122Formal Logic20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL2221Ancient Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL2295Ethics of Life and Death10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2321Political Philosophy20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2322Moral Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL2405Introduction to Epistemology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL2532Philosophy of Religion20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2542Introduction to Metaphysics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2600Philosophical Issues in Biology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL2611How Biology Works10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO2040Modern Theologians20 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO2201Hindu Traditions20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO2220Buddhism20 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO2251Sociology of Religion20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO2286God, Sex and Gender in Africa20 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO2295Humanity in Christian Thought: Theological Anthropology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO2651Reading New Testament Texts20 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO2720Religion, Gender and Society20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO2780Pentecostalism as a Public Religion in Africa20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO2900The Sikh tradition20 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO2999Ideologies of Hebrew Bible Texts and Readers20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

PHIL2600 and PHIL2611 are mutually exclusive.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 40 credits of discovery modules if taking less than 60 credits of optional modules. Candidates must note that a maximum of 40 credits of discovery modules can be taken over Levels 2 and 3 combined.

Candidates may also choose to study the following optional module.

CSER2206Developing Your Professional Identity: Preparing for a Career in Within The Arts, Heritage and Creative Industries20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)


Year3 - View timetable

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

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to choose ONE of the following modules:

PRHS3000Independent Research Project in Philosophy, Religion or History of Science40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PRHS3001Integrated Research Project in Philosophy, Religion or History of Science40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Candidates must choose between 40 and 80 credits of optional modules from the following list:

ARTF3042Cultural Diversity in Museum and Material Culture - Case Study20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
EAST3707Buddhism: A Lived Tradition20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
HPSC3315History of the Body20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3112Kant20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3123Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3320Philosophy of Biology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3321Metaethics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3322Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3421Philosophy of Mind20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3700Feminist Philosophy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3723War, Terror and Justice20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3851Introduction to Philosophy of Modern Physics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3852Philosophy of Modern Physics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHIL3855Philosophical Issues in Technology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHIL3865Philosophy of the Social Sciences20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PRHS3100Existentialism and Phenomenology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PRHS3170Religion, Belief and Ethics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PRHS3300Religion and Mental Health20 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO3000Religion and Media20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO3021Muslims in Britain: Transnational Communities and Multicultural Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO3040Ideologies of Hebrew Bible Texts and Readers20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO3190Religions and Global Development20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO3215Modern Theologians20 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO3220Sin20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO3280Religion, Politics and the Future20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO3286God, Sex and Gender in Africa20 creditsNot running in 202122
THEO3295Humanity in Christian Thought: Theological Anthropology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO3306Hindu Traditions20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO3780Pentecostalism as a Public Religion in Africa20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 40 credits of discovery modules. Candidates must note that a maximum of 40 credits of discovery modules can be taken over Levels 2 and 3 combined.

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