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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Religion, Politics and Society

Programme code:BA-RPSUCAS code:V621
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Emma Tomalin Contact address:e.tomalin@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

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 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 modules:

PIED1110Comparative Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP1200Sociology of Modern Societies20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO1920Religion, Politics and Society in the Modern World10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
THEO1930Introduction to the Study of Religion/s10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 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)
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)
THEO1960Religion in Modern Britain10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
THEO1970Introducing Theology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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

PIED1100British Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED1212Making of the Modern World20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED1511International Politics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED1551Power and Conflict - an Introduction20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED1601Freedom, Power and Resistance: An Introduction to Political Ideas20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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

SLSP1160Understanding and Researching the City20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP1190Identities, Inequalities and Policy in Contemporary Society20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP1211Formations of Modernity/Coloniality20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP1220Social Policy: Poor Laws to the Present20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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:

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

Optional modules:

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

CSER2207Students Into Schools (Arts Humanities and Culture)20 creditsNot running in 202122
PRHS2000Human Rights and Religion20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PRHS2333Thinking About Race10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PRHS2450A Key Thinker in Philosophy of Religion: In Dialogue20 creditsNot running in 202122
PRHS2451Augustine of Hippo: A Key Thinker in Philosophy and Theology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
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)

Candidates will be required to study 20-40 credits from the following OPTIONAL modules:
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.

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

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 Methods
Pre-requisite for: SLSP3041, SLSP3051
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLSP2020Crime, Law and Regulation20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP2040Disability Studies: An Introduction20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP2050The Sociology of Gender20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2062Health and Society20 creditsNot running in 202122
SLSP2150Debates in Childhood and Youth20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP2180The Sociology of Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP2675Sociology of Work20 creditsNot running in 202122
SLSP2690Racism, ethnicity, migration and decolonial studies20 creditsNot running in 202122
SLSP2730Central Problems in Sociology20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLSP2932Sociology and the Climate Crisis20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP2953Urban Disorders, Social Divisions and Social Control20 creditsNot running in 202122

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study 20 credits of Discovery modules.

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]

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:
Any students wishing to choose either SLSP3041 (Sociology Dissertation) or SLSP3051 (Social Policy Dissertation) must also choose SLSP3095 (Research Skills for your Dissertation)

PIED3750Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
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)
SLSP3041Sociology Dissertation
Co-requisite for: SLSP3095
40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLSP3051Social Policy Dissertation
Co-requisite for: SLSP3095
40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SLSP3095Research Skills for your Dissertation
Co-requisite for: SLSP3051, SLSP3041
20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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

PIED3158British Foreign Policy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3160Prime Ministers and British Politics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3170The End of British Politics?20 creditsNot running in 202122
PIED3171The Politics of national identity in the UK20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3199The Labour Party Since 194520 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3202Land, Fuel and Agriculture20 credits 
PIED3207International Development and Social Policy20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3304Extreme Right Parties20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3310Britain and the EU20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3325Europe in the World20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3342Gender and Security in Global Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3403Politics of Islamism20 creditsNot running in 202122
PIED3408Nuclear Weapons and Global Politics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3503Crisis Diplomacy: Coercion, Sanctions and the Use of Force in International Relations20 credits 
PIED3608Philosophy of Human Rights20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PIED3611Radical Political Ideas20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PIED3617Reimagining Politics: Gender, Race, and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
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
SLSP3160Education, Culture and Society20 creditsNot running in 202122
SLSP3211State Crime and Immorality20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3220Contemporary Children, Young People and Families20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SLSP3230Global Terrorism and Violence20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3500Gender, Technologies and the Body20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SLSP3961Protest and Social Movements20 creditsNot running in 202122
SLSP3995Ethnicity and Popular Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
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
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 choose to study 20 credits of Discovery modules.

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