Newbold College

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

Ministry and Mission (Taught)

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Course summary

The Postgraduate Certificate in Ministry and Mission is primarily designed as an extension programme for students who have completed a Master of Arts in Theology (or equivalent) and want to start a career in ministry within the Trans-European Division (TED) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. While in combination with the MA Theology this course is a requirement for ministerial employment in the TED, it is also for anyone with the relevant entry requirements who would like to undertake postgraduate studies with a focus on ministry and mission. The course reflects the Adventist Church’s conviction that successful ministry must be based not only on a deep knowledge of Scripture and an understanding of the Church’s theology and history but also on competence in leadership, pastoral and mission skills which are relevant to the needs of the contemporary world Why study Biblical and Pastoral Studies with us?

  • This Certificate will provide you with a deeper and more diverse insight into models of mission and evangelism
  • The course will help you understand and practice a wider spectrum of preaching styles
  • You will be able to analyse and process current issues in society and the Church
Your future matters.
  • The Certificate will further prepare you for the next stage of your career, be that further education or one of many areas of employment
  • As a graduate, and in combination with the Master of Arts in Theology (or equivalent), you will be eligible to enter into pastoral ministry within the TED
This programme is also ideal for those such as elders, lay missionaries and others who have undertaken previous studies in theology and would like to upgrade their skills or increase their knowledge base to apply either in their current work or ministry, or to improve their employment opportunities within the Church.


To fulfil the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Ministry and Mission you will need to successfully complete 60 credits of the modules listed below. The modules offered change every year – with a minimum of three postgraduate modules offered at the start of the semester. These modules may also require intensive, mandatory attendance on campus with dates scheduled in advance. 20: Engaging Contemporary European Culture 20: Healthy churches: Planting & Revitalising 20: Digital Discipleship

Assessment method

Written exams, written assignments (including essays), reports, portfolios, oral assessments and presentations.

Entry requirements

You may need to meet different entry requirements differ depending on where you are from and what your academic background is. Generally, to be eligible for entry to the Postgraduate Certificate in Ministry and Mission, you will need to have completed: A Bachelor of Arts in Theology (or equivalent) or A Bachelor of Arts (or equivalent) in any area, plus A Postgraduate Diploma in Biblical and Pastoral Studies (or equivalent). If English is not your native language you will also need to demonstrate that you have a sufficient standard of English to study at this level, or to have taken one of the following English proficiency tests: IELTS (mandatory for visa students) – Minimum average of 6.0 overall, with no subtest below 6.0 Cambridge First Certificate (CEF) – Minimum grade C

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £14227 Whole course
Northern Ireland £14227 Whole course
Scotland £14227 Whole course
Wales £14227 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fees listed incl. tuition, shared accommodation and meals. May be subject to an increase for 2021/22. For more information please visit:
Ministry and Mission at Newbold College - UCAS