PGDip Theology and Religious Studies
(Award available for year: Postgraduate Diploma)
On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able:• to demonstrate in-depth, specialist knowledge and mastery of techniques relevant to Theology and Religious Studies and to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of the discipline;• 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 or advanced scholarship;• 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 Theology and Religious Studies.
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/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;• evaluating 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;• critically to engage 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 Theology and Religious Studies;• demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;• drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;• evaluating and criticising received opinion;• make reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.