Compulsory module (choose one of the following):
Dissertation (Theology and Religion) (40 credits)
This is a major piece of independent work for which a topic is identified and research is carried out with supervisory help to produce a 12,000-word essay.
6,000-word Dissertation (Theology and Religion) (20)
The 6,000-word dissertation is a piece of substantial independent research on a subject in Theology and/or Religion chosen by the individual student, but subject to approval by the Department.
Placement-based Dissertation (Theology and Religion) (40)
The placement-based dissertation is an extended piece of substantial independent research (9,000 words) on a topic in Theology and/or Religion linked to a specific placement context chosen by the individual student, but subject to approval by the Department. Students negotiate a placement involving a minimum of 100 hours in a setting of their own choice, subject to approval from the Department.
Philosophical Project (20 or 40)
This module allows you to conduct independent research into and write on a particular philosophical issue of your choice, with assistance from a project supervisor with expertise in your chosen topic.
Example optional modules may include (choose at least 20 credits in each group):
Group A (Theology and Religion)
- Christmas and Ethical Consuming (20)
- Power, Society, Identity (20)
- Politics in the Name of God (20)
- Atheisms (20)
- Gender, Sexuality and Religion (20)
- Visions of God (20)
- God and Money (20)
- Historical and Contemporary Debates on the Holocaust (20)
- God Beyond Borders: Building Interfaith Bridges and Dialogue (20)
- Understanding and Confronting Radical Islamic Thought and Practice (20)
Group B (Philosophy and Ethics)
- Being Good and Doing Right: Issues in Contemporary Moral Theory (20)
- Global Bioethics (20)
- Minds, Brains and Computers: Issues in the Philosophy of Cognitive Science (20)
- Nietzsche (20)
- Philosophy of Language and the Linguistic Study of Meaning (20)
- Philosophy of Time Travel (20)
- Prejudice, Race and Gender (20)
- Reason and Belief: Topics in Epistemology (20)
- Science and Nature (20)
- Topics in Philosophy of Religion (20)
- What there is: Issues in Ontology (20)