MA Philosophy of Religion and EthicsThis programme is only available in online mode
(Award available for year: Master of Arts)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able:- to demonstrate in-depth, specialist knowledge and mastery of techniques relevant to the philosophy of religion and/or ethics, and demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of these disciplines;- to exhibit mastery in the exercise of generic and subject-specific intellectual abilities;- to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research and advanced scholarship in the areas of philosophy of religion and/or ethics;- to demonstrate a capacity for sustained independent enquiry on a theme of their choosing, developed through the dissertation;- to take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others;- proactively to formulate ideas and hypotheses and to develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate these;- critically and creatively to evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in these disciplines.
Transferable (key) skills
Masters (Taught), Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and employment in a higher capacity in a relevant area of professional practice;- evaluation of their own achievement and that of others;- self-direction and effective decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations;- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;- critical engagement in the development of disciplinary boundaries and norms.
Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline, especially through the dissertation module;- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and depth of knowledge to complex specialist areas in philosophy of religion and ethics;- drawing on a range of perspectives in these areas of study;- evaluating and criticising received opinion;- making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete information.