Structure Christ the Redeemer’s undergraduate programmes combine academic study and practice. The BA in Theology programmes prepares students for future leadership and ministry roles (in church or community-based settings) through developing their knowledge and understanding of Christian theology and enabling them to apply that knowledge in a professional / ministry context. It also seeks to develop their capacity for leadership and for working collaboratively and to have acquired the academic skills necessary for successful completion of the programme at level 6 and for future postgraduate study. The programme is based around five pathways: Ministerial leadership; Counselling; Entrepreneurship; Media Culture; and Youth Ministry and Music. At level 5 there is compulsory placement module, which can be extended through students undertaking the work-based research project at level 6. Pathway Overview This pathway is for those who are interested in combining theological education with the study of business and entrepreneurship. The pathway has been developed due to demand from many students seeking to pursue Christian ministry for exposure to the discipline of business studies, particularly as this relates to both organisational leadership (in both church and secular settings) and social enterprise where business models are blended with social, environmental and/or faith-based objectives. Content Through this programme students engage with theology, biblical studies, ministry studies and one of the five pathway options (outlined above) as well as the academic competencies required of higher education programmes. Students develop their self-awareness, understanding of community and contemporary culture, which when combined with opportunities for work-based learning enables them to develop and extend their leadership capacity. Students progressively develop knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours and critically reflect of their personal formation and development, including through the application of a range of Personal Development Planning (PDP) approaches. The programme is compliant with the National Occupational Standards for the role of Church Minister which is approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and recognised by a range of Christian denominations in the UK. Skills Upon successful completion of the programme, students will have developed a portfolio of experiences, learning and skills, and have extended their capacity as leaders and competency in the professional practice linked to their chosen study pathway. They are also able to communicate effectively in a range of written and presentation forms, reflecting critically on their own ministry practice and that of others, and having the ability to think and work independently.
Core modules Study Skills and Personal Development Planning (Level 4) This module is designed to prepare and support students to study effectively for their degree programme and produce coursework assessments to undergraduate standards. Introduction to Biblical Theology (Level 4) This module introduces students to the nature and purpose of biblical theology. It explores the Bible’s central integrating themes from God’s perspective and His relationship with humanity and especially His people. Introduction to Practical Theology and Ethics (Level 4) This module enables students to explore the relationships between the Bible, practical theology, Christian ministry and ethics. Systematic Theology (Level 5) This module assist develops understanding of the nature and content of Systematic theology and to foster a detailed knowledge of the main doctrinal aspects of the Christian faith. Hermeneutics (Level 5) This module introduces students to biblical interpretation within the framework of the Old and New Testaments. It includes exegesis and hermeneutics, equipping students to examine the original meaning of the Bible and the contemporary significance of biblical texts. Placement Module (Level 5) This module helps complement students’ academic studies by providing vocational insight through practical experience in a church, community, or ministry environment. Research Methods (Level 5) This module gives students an understanding of research principles and range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies used in academic research. Cross-Cultural Mission and Ministry (Level 6) This module explores the cultural foundations and contexts for ministry. Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care (Level 6) This module explores the scope and practice of pastoral ministry in the Christian church. Dissertation This module aims to further develop students’ independent study and research skills and to enable them to demonstrate original and critical thought. Work-Based Research Project The work-based research project module help provide students with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth research project of a key issue that is relevant to a work placement that the student undertakes. Students will spend a minimum of 100 hours in the workplace at Level 6 and will agree a brief for the project with both their College Supervisor and the organisation in which the student is undertaking the placement. Optional Modules Person-Centred Counselling: Theory and Skills (Level 4) This module aims to introduce students to person-centred models of counselling and explores some of the distinctive elements of approaches to Christian Counselling. Principles of Psychology and Counselling (Level 5): This module aims to introduce students to various psychological theories e.g. psycho-analytic, behavioural, humanistic, cognitive and socio-cultural and what each can contribute to a Christian understanding. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Counselling: Theory and Skills (Level 5) This module helps students to deepen their understanding of the theory and practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches to counselling. Students will gain practical counselling skills as they integrate the theory from this module with their professional practice, through the placement module. Psycho-Dynamic Counselling: Theory and Skills (Level 6) This module examines psycho-dynamic approaches to counselling. It also includes development of counselling, listening and communication skills to enable the student to further develop practical skills for more effective interpersonal communication and counselling practice and develop how psycho-dynamic therapy can be integrated into the Christian counselling framework. Integrative Counselling: Theory and Skills (Level 6) This module aims to enable the student to deepen their understanding of the theory and practice of major Christian and secular counselling approaches. Both eclectic and integrative approaches are examined and evaluated.
Invigilated exams, essay questions, portfolios, reflective reports.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Applicants are expected to show that they have acquired 120 credits for entry to level 5 and 240 credits for entry to level 6 in a theology related course/field.
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Evidence of study at Level 3, where the requirements of direct entry onto the BA programmes have not been met. Alternatively, in the case of applications from mature students over the age of 21, admission may be possible on the basis of the College’s interview and initial student evaluation process. The College’s ISE requires applicants to attend the College in order to complete a series of written exercises under exam conditions. This provides senior academic staff with responsibility for admissions with evidence of an applicant’s baseline academic ability, particularly where an applicant is applying as a mature student on the basis of experience rather than previous academic qualifications. In addition to the College’s ISE students must also demonstrate that they have English at B2 level. Students wishing to enrol on the BA programme who may not be ready for direct entry maybe directed to the Foundation Year
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English language requirements
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English Language ability at GCSE grade C / 5 or above. Applicants who don’t have the equivalent of an English Language GCSE (at grade C/5) will need to take the Cambridge English Proficiency Test and achieve a level B2.
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