University Centre Telford

Religious Studies

University Centre Telford
In Telford

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Telford
Duration 3 Years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Telford
  • Duration:
    3 Years
Description

This specialist course provides a range of modules in Religious Studies and The Study of Religion for students who intend to enter a career in education, journalism, working with diverse communities, postgraduate study or other professional contexts.

Central to the course is an opportunity for you to develop your full intellectual potential by introducing you to significant religious, ethical, and philosophical debates whilst developing skills for successful study and future employment. Religious Studies modules provide substantive knowledge and understanding of the major world religions, and their engagement with politics, wider society and current debates. You will have the opportunity to visit a wide range of faith communities and their places of worship in and around Wolverhampton. Additionally, we have student field visits to a number of London based places of worship. The Religious Studies staff are internationally renowned for their research and publications.

The Religious Studies course also provides an excellent route into teacher training for Religious Education in schools and Further Education Colleges. A number of our students also go on to work with media and community based organisations.

You also complete the Professional Development Award through volunteering and placement opportunities. This enables you to develop a range of competencies and professional skills that will enhance your applications for QTS courses.

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Location

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Telford (Shropshire)
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Level 3 Southwater One, Southwater Sqare, Southwater Way, TF3 4JG

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· What are the objectives of this course?

A successful graduate from this course will be able to demonstrate: an advanced knowledge of the values and principles of religions and ethics and a critical approach to these ideas; religions and ethics in a variety of global and local contexts; knowledge and understanding of the major world religions, and the ethical dimension within each religion; employability skills through placements in educational, religious and other relevant settings; a critical reflection on and evaluation of ethical systems, ethical decision making and a critical analysis of contemporary ethical issues; the ability to act on tutor feedback, to develop a range of transferable skills intrinsic to Religious Education and of value in graduate employment; an ability to identify and employ a range of oral, written and digital resources in the production of advanced scholarly materials.

· Requirements

2019 Entry BBC from ‘A’ levels BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade DMM BTEC QCF Diploma grade D*D* Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction). If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying. International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here Other Requirements. Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level

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What you'll learn on the course

Religions
Media
Religious Studies

Course programme

The course offers you an insight into an important aspect of human life, religion in its major and diverse forms.

You will explore the ways that the study of religion has developed, and apply methods from the discipline to explore aspects of contemporary religion. This open non-confessional approach explores the major world religions together with minority and diverse expressions.

Our students come from a range of religious and secular backgrounds, so you may find you are discussing topics with people from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, agnostic and secular viewpoints. Your study will provide a sound foundation in knowledge and understanding of religions, and you will develop the ability to apply theoretical frameworks to develop and present your analysis of topics.

Indicative course content:

Year 1 The Study of Religion; Christianity and the Contemporary World; Hindu Dharma and the Contemporary World; The Holocaust; Introduction to Philosophy; Volunteering in the Community; From Student to Scholar.

Year 2 New Religious Movements; Sikhi and the Contemporary World; The Idea of Culture; Volunteering in Action; Islam, Muslims and the Contemporary World; Religion and the Arts.

Year 3 Media, Religion & Ethics; Atheism and Non Belief; The Buddha, his Dharma and the Contemporary World; Fieldwork in Religious Studies; Religious Studies Independent Study (Dissertation).


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