Short Dissertation / Long Essay (20 Credits)

BA (Hons) in Theology - Year 3
COURSE UNIT 391

UNIT DESCRIPTION

Students choose, with the approval of the programme leader, a topic which they wish to explore in depth. They are not permitted to take this unit alongside a taught unit on the same subject at Level 6. The topic must be appropriate to an undergraduate degree, draw upon the skills previously gained by the student, be based on an adequate body of knowledge, be based on adequate and accessible resources, and be capable of being supervised by a member of the teaching staff.

Optional for all pathways.

Aims

To enable students to explore a subject of special interest

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

CATEGORY OF OUTCOMEBY THE END OF THIS UNIT STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
Knowledge and understanding
  • demonstrate mature knowledge of the subject studied
Intellectual skills
  • provide evidence that they have conducted their own research into a special topic within the theological field
  • show good ability to collect, analyse and evaluate appropriate data
  • exercise creativity in judgment and application
Practical and transferable skills; personal qualities
  • present a coherent, extended piece of work
  • demonstrate the ability to apply their results in an appropriate manner

Assessment:

ASSESSMENT TASK:

LENGTH:WEIGHTING WITHIN UNIT

Formative:

  • A plan for or a draft of the dissertation
n/a
Summative:
  • A short dissertation

6000-7000 words

100%
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Short Dissertation / Long Essay (20 Credits)

BA (Hons) in Theology - Year 3
Course Unit 391

Credits:

20

Level:

6

Hours of Learning:

200

Tutor:

N/A

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