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BA Religion, Politics and Society

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

By the end of Y2 students should be able to:
a) apply their knowledge of theological, ethical, philosophical and sociological thought about religion to a range of scholarship in theology and religious studies
b) understand religion in local, national and global contexts providing a basis for greater independent study
c) demonstrate research skills in theology and religious studies including literature reviews, use of primary sources and the formulation of research questions
d) apply critical and analytical tools in theology and religious studies (e.g. feminist critique, postcolonial critique etc…)
e) demonstrate the ability to reflect critically on their own skills, strengths and learning needs, both in relation to the programme of study and in relation to future employment
f) comprehend different disciplinary and methodological approaches to the study of religious traditions, including historical, anthropological, sociological and theological approaches

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to evidence and develop:
- analytical and critical thinking;
- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;
- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment in a plural society with a developed subject specialist knowledge of religion, politics and society;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility.


Achievement of the programme learning outcomes, and evidence of transferable skills, will be assessed by a variety of methods through the modules specified for the level and may include essays, reports, exams, group work, presentations, reflective writing. Assessment will focus on providing opportunities for students to evidence their higher level skills and demonstrate their growing independence of thought and critical ability.
Assessment will be designed in order to assess programme level, as well as module level, learning.


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