Programme And Module Handbook
Programme Specification

Date Specification Approved
College College Arts and Law
School Phil, Theology and Religion
Department Theology and Religion
Partner College and School Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.A. Politics, Religion and Philosophy with Year Abroad Full-time
Programme Code 712B
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme This information is to be supplied
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
National Qualifications Framework, Level 6. The FHEQ has helped to define the level of academic achievement which is expected of students and this is reflected in the programme outcomes
The broad range and historical development of political thought, and the scope and contested nature of politics and political science.
A range of techniques of philosophical reasoning, and how those techniques are brought to bear on philosophical theories and problems.
Some theories and arguments that are the subject of current research in contemporary analytical philosophy
Some of the major issues and controversies relating to theology and religion and the ways in which theologians and communities have responded to these issues in different periods and social and geographical settings.
Throughout the programme students will be placed into seminar groups which will act as a ‘crucible’ for weekly debate in-between the three disciplines. Further, there will be lectures, class discussion in seminars and lectures, independent study. Lectures, seminar discussions, close, active reading of texts, critical thinking, the design and construction of essays and other assessments
Seminar discussions (especially the bespoke seminar groups for this programme). Essays, and other coursework assignments, group presentations. Essays, examinations, extended essays
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
The ability to construct a critical argument and present this effectively in written and/or oral form
The ability to work independently, including devising and researching a piece of writing in theology, politics or philosophy
The ability to think effectively and cohesively in the context of multi-disciplinarity.
The ability to present information effectively and to be competent and effective users of IT resources for research purposes, word processing and communication
The ability to study relevant topics at an international institution and appreciate the difference between study in the UK and overseas
Lectures, class discussion in seminars and lectures, independent study, feedback on formative and summative work, training sessions in the use of Canvas, electronic databases and the internet, Guidance on effective individual and group presentations. Full participation in the modules registered for at the host University during the Year Abroad
Examinations, essays, and other coursework assignments, individual or group presentations for certain modules, group and plenary discussions. Dissertation writing as a result of student-led, enquiry-based learning. Word-processed assessments, individual or group presentations for certain modules, student-led discussion in seminars, evidence of appropriate use of web resources. Formative and summative assessments completed as part of the Year Abroad