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BA Religion, Politics and Society

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
a) independently identify, evaluate and analyse complex problems in the literature in order to develop and sustain an argument
b) understand and critically engage with the writings of major scholars across theology and religious studies and beyond
c) apply knowledge of theories and arguments in theology and religious studies to selected topics in their chosen area
d) build on their understandings of methodologies used in theology and religious studies
e) demonstrate a coherent and detailed subject knowledge concerning theology and religious studies, informed by evaluation, analysis and critical scrutiny of recent research/scholarship in the discipline
f) comprehend the multidisciplinary nature of work on religion across the approaches of theology, religious studies, sociology, anthropology, geography, politics and cultural studies
g) demonstrate the ability to plan and execute, with guidance, a substantial individual project

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to evidence and develop:
- independent, original, analytical and critical thinking;
- higher level ability to communicate 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 an expert subject specialist knowledge of religion, politics and society;
- high level 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.
Students will demonstrate their ability to undertake extended independent study and will be encouraged to explore cross-disciplinary perspectives.
Assessment will be designed in order to assess programme level, as well as module level, learning.


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