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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE



Programme Specification

This Programme Specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided.


Sources of information on the programme can be found in Section 17








  1. Awarding Institution / Body



Uclan

  1. Teaching Institution and Location of Delivery




Uclan (Preston Campus)

  1. University School/Centre



School of Humanities and the Social Sciences

  1. External Accreditation



N/A

  1. Title of Final Award



Certificate in

Interfaith Dialogue and Contemporary Society



  1. Modes of Attendance offered



Full/Part Time

  1. UCAS Code






  1. Relevant Subject Benchmarking Group(s)




Social Science/Humanities

  1. Other external influences



N/A

  1. Date of production/revision of this form




November 2014

  1. Aims of the Programme – this programme aims to:

Provide an historical context of faith based societies with a view to facilitate a deeper understanding of/between faith based communities.


Develop a critical awareness of various models of faith leadership in pluralist societies via textual and case study approaches with a critical assessment of the extent of the consequent intellectual, interfaith, intercultural and human flourishing.


Foster a critical appreciation of the faith and pluralist paradigm and the extent to which convergence and common space and social cohesion and development can be fostered in an inter-connected world.




  1. Learning Outcomes, Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods




A. Knowledge and Understanding

Student will be able to

A1. Critically appraise the theological tenets of different faiths and their role in faith-based leadership models


A2 Critically discuss issues facing faith communities in pluralist settings
A3. Critically review key periods of history and the extent of their impact on contemporary societies
A4. Evaluate and adapt knowledge of faith leadership, interfaith dialogue and public administration to reconcile issues within contemporary communities


Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, seminars, guided research, self-study, student led discussion and debate

The university’s eLearn platform will be utilised



Assessment methods

Essays, textual analysis, student-led discussion and debates.

B. Subject-specific skills

Students will be able to:

B1. critically engage with relevant primary and secondary sources related to the study of interfaith dialogue and faith leadership, demonstrating knowledge of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge.

B2. develop solutions to complex governance and leadership issues in pluralist settings.


Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, seminars, guided research, self-study, student led discussion and debate

The university’s eLearn platform will be utilised




Assessment methods

Essays, textual analysis, student-led discussion and debates.

C. Thinking Skills

Students will be able to:

C1. demonstrate developed critical analysis in written coursework.C2. demonstrate autonomous learning and research skills in identifying and evaluating source materials.C3. engage in debate and discussion surrounding specific issues raised within the programme demonstrating conceptual understanding that enables evaluation and critical analysisC4. evaluate historical and contemporary practice in dealing with pluralismC5. apply policies, models, concepts and theories to specific community contexts



Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, seminars, guided research, self-study, student led discussion and debate

The university’s eLearn platform will be utilised.



Assessment methods

Essays, textual analysis, student-led discussion and debates.

D. Other skills relevant to employability and personal development

Students will be able to:

D1. demonstrate problem solving, investigative and research skills.


D2. communicate reflective, evaluative and reasoned argumentation clearly in written form.

D3. process, synthesise and interrogate complex information and theories, exercising initiative and personal responsibility

D4. act autonomously, use initiative, be self-reflective and act constructively in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level


Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, seminars, guided research, self-study, student led discussion and debate

The university’s eLearn platform will be utilised



Assessment methods

Essays, textual analysis, student-led discussion and debates.




13. Programme Structures*


14. Awards and Credits*

Level

Module Code

Module Title

Credit rating

Level 7

VO4003

Interfaith Dialogue and Contemporary Society


20


Certificate in Interfaith Dialogue and Contemporary Society

15. Personal Development Planning


PDP is developed throughout the programme through the encouragement of personal reflection and self-awareness. Personal tutorials (for example, to discuss assessment feedback) can be scheduled for students on individual and group basis throughout the taught element of the programme. There is also 6 hours of individual supervision built into the dissertation module.
Students may also utilise the ESS Personal Development Planning Activities via eLearn.

16. Admissions criteria

Programme Specifications include minimum entry requirements, including academic qualifications, together with appropriate experience and skills required for entry to study. These criteria may be expressed as a range rather than a specific grade. Amendments to entry requirements may have been made after these documents were published and you should consult the University’s website for the most up to date information.



Students will be informed of their personal minimum entry criteria in their offer letter.


Minimum: a second class honours degree in a relevant subject discipline or equivalent qualification. Students with non-traditional qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Non-native speakers of English need to demonstrate a level of English broadly equivalent to an IELTS 7.0 or Band C1 on the Common European Framework. Applicants must be able to produce original certificates to prove their English language level. Please note that A UCLAN English Language Examination at C1 is also available via the School of Languages & International Studies. Forms and literature about studying in the United Kingdom are available from the British Council offices or British Embassies throughout the world. You can also find a lot of information about living and studying in the UK on the British Council’s website (www.educationuk.org).



7. Key sources of information about the programme


  • Factsheet

  • Programme Handbook

  • Theology & Religious Benchmarks

  • Undergraduate subject Benchmarks

  • Descriptor for HEQ at Level 7 (QCA, 2008)




18. Curriculum Skills Map

Please tick in the relevant boxes where individual Programme Learning Outcomes are being assessed

Level

Module Code

Module Title

Core (C), Compulsory (COMP) or Option (O)

Programme Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

Subject-specific Skills

Thinking Skills

Other skills relevant to employability and personal development
















A1

A2

A3

A4

B1

B2

C1

C2

C3

C4

C5

D1

D2

D3

D4




 VO4003

Interfaith Dialogue and Contemporary Society

Comp

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X



Note: Mapping to other external frameworks, e.g. professional/statutory bodies, will be included within Student Course Handbooks


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