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IE948 - Dissertation for Religious Education

  • Module code: IE948
  • Module name: Dissertation for Religious Education
  • Department: Centre for Education Studies
  • Credit: 60

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module provides sutdents with either: 1. An opportunity to consider an area of academic and professional interest related to religious education in depth. The dissertation demonstrates the ability to analyse and synthesise relevant literature, produce coherent arguments supported by relevant evidence and logical discussion and acknowledges sources of ideas and information. OR 2.An opportunity to conduct and report a piece of empirical research in the field of religious education or religions and education.

Principal learning outcomes

Successful completion of the module leads to the learning outcomes. The learning outcomes identify the knowledge, skills and attributes developed by the module. Learning Outcomes should be presented in the following format using the table below: By the end of the module students should be able to... Learning Outcomes should include reference to subject knowledge and understanding, key skills, cognitive skills and subject-specific practical and professional skills and be clearly relevant to fulfilling the educational aims. Learning Outcomes should be measurable by the assessment methods for the module. Indicate how the module will contribute to the achievement of degree course learning objectives. (a) Subject knowledge and understanding The knowledge and understanding that a student will be expected to have upon completion, such as : ‘a theoretical knowledge of the principles and methods of archaeology’ or ‘a knowledge of the major types of chemical reaction and the main characteristics associated with them.’ (b) Key Skills Communication (written, verbal, graphical...) Numeracy Use of information technology (eg WP, www, databases, spreadsheets, specialist packages) Ability to learn Others (eg teamwork) (c) Cognitive Skills For example: ability in critical analysis; the ability to formulate and test concepts and hypotheses. (d) Subject-Specific/Professional Skills For example: laboratory skills; scientific support writing; research skills and methods.

Timetabled teaching activities

This module is only available through distance learning - supervision is conducted by email. Following consultation with the needs analysis and discussion with tutors, students select either a topic within an area of scholarship or a topic for empirical research in the field of religious educaton or the broader field of religions and education.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
60 CATS (Module code: IE948-60)
A (Assessed work only) 20,000-word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Religions and Education by Distance Learning (X31V) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Religions and Education by Distance Learning (X31V) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Religions and Education by Distance Learning (X31V) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Religions and Education by Distance Learning (X31V) - Year 4