Certificate of Higher Education Theology

Structure and modules



The CertHE is 120 credits; at least 100 credits must be at Level 4.



You must take all of:

  • 8 compulsory modules (totalling 100 credits)
  • Option modules, at Level 4 or Level 5, to take the total number of credits studied to at least 120 credits
  • Weekly church placement module (non-credit bearing) and associated reports


Credit load


Normal credit load per year and range available (by agreement with the college):

  • Full time: normal credit load is 120 credits; the range available is 100-140 credits
  • Part time: normal credit load per year is 60 credits; the range available per year is 40-80 credits
  • There are limits to how much you can audit based on your credit load for the year.  See the Programme Information page for details.


Please note


Option modules are offered subject to viability (based on class size) and the College reserves the right to withdraw an option module if there is insufficient interest; not all option modules are offered every year. 

Part time CertHE only: if you wish to study Hebrew as one of your option modules, please note that the constraints of the part time pathways are such that you will automatically have to over-credit by 10 credits.



These are the modules running in 2024/25.  This is a provisional list and is subject to change (option modules and tutors). For a full list of the option modules which are potentially available in any given year, please see the Programme Specification.

Part time students start on either Year A or Year B depending on which year they begin their academic programme. The academic year 2024/25 is Year A, meaning that part time students entering in 2024/25 will take Year A compulsory modules in 2024/25.   

These are the compulsory modules running in 2024/25. For a full list of the option modules, which are potentially available in any given year, please see the Programme Specification.