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PGDip Philosophy of Religion and Ethics(Part-Time) This programme is only available in online mode

Year 1

(Award available for year: Postgraduate Diploma)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able:
• to demonstrate in-depth, extended and specialist knowledge of techniques relevant to the philosophy of religion and/or ethics;
• to exhibit competence in the exercise of advanced generic and subject-specific intellectual abilities;
• to demonstrate an advanced understanding of techniques applicable to their own research and 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 evaluate these;
• to evaluate critically current issues and research in the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics.

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 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 Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:
• demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and depth of knowledge to complex specialist areas in the fields of philosophy of religion and ethics;
• drawing on a range of perspectives in these areas of study;
• evaluating received opinion;
• making sound judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete information.


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