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BA Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

By the end of Y1 students should have:
a) developed a foundational knowledge and understanding of select approaches, methods, theories and concepts in theology and religious studies
b) developed a basic knowledge and understanding of critical issues and debates in theology and religious studies, such as those concerning gender, (post)colonialism, normativity and subjectivity
c) gained an understanding of basic concepts, vocabulary and information about various religious traditions and be able to demonstrate the ability to use them in discussing specific examples of practice, thought and organisation
d) acquired a sound academic basis for more advanced modules studying theology and religious studies at Levels 2 and 3
e) developed an ability to articulate and defend their views both verbally and in writing, and to appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners and researchers

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment in a plural society related to the subject area(s) studied (i.e. communication, group work, problem solving, IT);
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility (i.e. learning to learn, self-management, time-management, self-sufficiency).


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:
- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to Philosophy and Theology & Religious Studies;
- work that covers restricted areas of Philosophy and Theology & Religious Studies (particularly, logic, ethics, religion in society);
- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.


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