Directed Study 1

Please note: this is archived course information from 2020 for THEOREL 309.


Students will undertake a course of directed study on a topic in Theological and Religious Studies subject to the approval of the Academic Head and directed by a member of academic staff with relevant expertise.

This is a valuable opportunity for students to work on a project that is of particular interest to them, with the guidance and supervision of an academic staff member. You will learn the research skills required to create, organise and complete a research project, including forming a sound research question and thesis, conducting literature searches, writing a project proposal and finally, writing a research essay.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Critically investigate a topic or issue they have chosen in the field of Theological and Religious Studies
  • Develop a research proposal relevant for the selected project
  • Locate research resources of a range and quality appropriate to an undergraduate research project
  • Present findings in a research essay that shows evidence of critical engagement with scholarship on the chosen topic


Coursework only

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Availability 2020

Semester 1, repeated Semester 2


Coordinator(s) Dr Caroline Blyth


Recommended Reading


THEOREL 309: 15 points


30 points at Stage II from the BA Schedule