Christian Theology asks the big questions of faith: Who is God? How does God speak in history and among people today? Mission directs us to the world around us, asking us to consider how God’s desire to reach all people informs the way we understand our purpose. And Practice calls us to look at everyday experiences in our vocation, community, and family, reflecting on who we are and what we do as followers of Jesus. In this course, these three strands of academic study unite into the single chord of a transformative experience. Graduates from our programme know how to frame questions and pursue answers in practical, faithful ways. They understand the needs of the world around them, and they are equipped to be effective and reflective Christian practitioners in a variety of professions and contexts. Schedule by year of study During the first year of study, the objective is to establish a firm foundation through the study of the Bible, Christian Theology and church history. With a constant eye on practice, we’ll equip you with the tools, knowledge and skills you’ll need to effectively study the Scriptures and to explain their meaning to others. And you’ll learn how to see your own beliefs and practices in the context of the church’s 2000 year history. In the second year of study, your learning in scripture, theology and mission becomes more deeply engaged with Christian practice. As you participate in two professional placements (long and short), you’ll have the opportunity to develop your skills and understanding in real-life settings. Under the supervision of an experienced mentor you’ll grow in your understanding of what it means to be an effective, reflective, and ethical leader. During this second year you will also deepen your knowledge of mission, worship, and a range of other important topics and questions. After two years, you will have the option of exiting with an FdA (foundation degree), or you may choose to study for a further year to gain a BTh honours (Bachelor of Theology degree) in Theology, Mission and Practice. During this final year, you’ll fine tune your skills as a pastoral worker, writer, researcher, and theologian. Modules explore topics such as world Christianity, pastoral care, Christian education and Christian doctrine in practice. And in your Final Year Project, you’ll have the opportunity to draw upon your learning as you carry out an in-depth exploration of a subject about which you are especially passionate.
Here are some of the varied range of modules we currently offer: Year 1 Compulsory Modules Scripture 1 (Old Testament) Scripture 2 (New Testament) The Contexts of Ministry 1 Study Skills for Ministerial Theology Navigating Church History Introduction to Christian Doctrine Optional Modules English for Academic Study Year 2 Compulsory Modules The Contexts of Ministry 2 Short Ministry Placement Engaging Scripture Optional Modules Christian Ethics Church and World Religions Pentecostal Theology in Context Mission in the 21st Century Modern Christian Doctrine Liturgy and Liberty in Worship Christian Apologetics Introduction to New Testament Greek
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
There are no qualification requirements for this course.
There are no formal entry requirements and you will not be expected to have any academic or theological background although, where appropriate, those who have already done some church-related study will be welcome. Applications are considered throughout the year, for September start. Full-time applicants should apply through UCAS. If you would like to discuss the programme further, do email the convener to arrange an appointment: [email protected]
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with a minimum of 5.5 in each band|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20|
|PTE Academic||59||with no less than 59 in any band|
|Cambridge English Advanced||C||grade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band|
We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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