All applicants are required to obtain one of the following by the time of submitting their application to Oak Hill1:

Qualification

Level required

GCSE or GCE O Level English Language (or equivalent international qualification)

Grade C or above, or 4-9 under the new GCSE grading structure

IELTS Academic Test

Overall score of 7.0 or above, with no less than 6.5 in each component

AS or A level English Language

Grade C

Cambridge English

C1 Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or C2 Proficiency/Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): overall score of 185 or above, with at least 176 in each component

IGCSE English as a First Language

Grade C

International Baccalaureate

English A: Language & Literature – Grade 4 at Standard or Higher Level

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

Overall score of 69 or above, with at least 65 in each component  

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet-based test (IBT)

Overall score of 100 or above, with at least 22 in listening and 23 in speaking, writing and reading

Scottish National English 5

Grade C

Scottish Higher English or Advanced Higher English

Grade C

Exemption from the English Language Requirement

An applicant will be considered to have satisfied the English language requirement if they meet all of the following criteria:

1. They have successfully completed a UK Bachelor’s degree or higher, or an equivalent qualification, taught and assessed in English in a majority English-speaking country2. Qualifications obtained by distance learning cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

2. Applicants who studied at a university outside the UK should submit the following with their application:
• An official letter from the university confirming that the degree was taught in English
• A NARIC Statement of Comparability confirming the level of the qualification is equivalent to a UK Bachelor’s degree or higher. For details please see https://www.naric.org.uk/naric/Individuals/Compare%20Qualifications/Statement%20of%20Comparability.aspx

3. If the degree was completed more than two years prior to applying to study at Oak Hill, the applicant must provide evidence at application stage of ongoing use of English. This could take the form of living in a majority English-speaking country or working in an occupation that requires regular use of English.

4. Throughout the application process, from application form to interview, the applicant must demonstrate English proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

1 For IELTS, Cambridge English, PTE and TOEFL tests, an applicant should have been awarded the relevant test result within the two years prior to the start of the programme that they are applying for or we will not be able to accept it. Additionally, please note that an applicant cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of a test.

2 Majority English-speaking countries are defined by the British government as follows: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom and USA.

Applicants should normally meet one of the following academic requirements to be considered for the programme:

Qualification

Level required

A level

A levels in two subjects, at grade C or better, taken in one sitting. Please note that we do not accept AS levels in lieu of A levels.

Access to HE Diploma

Pass the Diploma with at least 18 Level 3 credits at Merit or above

BTECs (known as Nationals)

• Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF): DDM
• Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF): DD
• Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF): DM plus one A level at grade C
• Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF): D plus one A level at grade C
• Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM
• Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD
• Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma: D plus one A level at grade C
• Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus one A level at grade C
• Please note that we do not accept the Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) or Pearson BTC level 3 National Certificate.

Cambridge International Pre-U Diploma

We accept either the full Diploma or individual subjects. In both cases, the requirements for Principal Subjects are either M3 or better in two subjects or M3 or better in one subject plus one A level at grade C.

Cambridge Technicals

• OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DDM
• OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma: DD plus one A level at grade COCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma: DD plus one A level at grade C
• OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma: DD plus one A level at grade C
• OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma: D plus one A level at grade C
• OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate: D plus one A level at grade C
• Please note that we do not accept the OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate

Degree from a UK university

Pass one of the following: CertHE, DipHE, foundation degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree

Extended Project (EPQ)

Grade A in EPQ plus A levels in two subjects, at grades CD or better, taken in one sitting

International Baccalaureate

Pass the full IB Diploma and obtain at least grade 5 in two Higher Level subjects

Scottish Higher and Advanced Higher

• Highers in three subjects, at grade C or above, taken in one sitting
• Advanced Highers in two subjects, at grade C or above, taken in one sitting

Welsh Baccalaureate

• Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate – Skills Challenge Certificate: Grade C plus one A level at grade C
• Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma – Core: pass plus one A level at grade C

This is not an exhaustive list of the qualifications we accept. If an applicant holds a qualification not listed above, including qualifications from another country, before submitting an application they should contact the Admissions Office to see if we accept the qualification and, if so, the level required in that qualification.

Certificate of Higher Education Theology

The CertHE provides a foundational grounding in the main sub-disciplines of theology: biblical studies, doctrine, history, and practical ministry.  In addition to the definite, sequential ordering of core learning, flexibility with elective modules enables students to manoeuvre through and round the core material to start to prepare themselves for a variety of vocational goals. A central module is Scripture for Theology & Ministry, which explores the nature and purpose of Scripture, biblical interpretation and the way in which Scripture relates to issues in ministry, theology and the self.

The majority of content for this award is at Level 4 (CertHE level); however, students also have the opportunity to study some optional content at Level 5 (DipHE level) if desired. The CertHE provides a self-contained programme in its own right, as well as serving as the first year of the DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology, and is particularly popular with students who wish to study part time alongside employment (often in a ministry setting) or who wish to explore whether a return to higher education is right for them.

Essential information
Course name
Certificate of Higher Education Theology
Mode of study
1 year full time
2 years part time
Total credits
120 credits
Level of award
Level 4 (Undergraduate)
Location
Oak Hill College, Southgate, London N14 4PS
Fees
2019/20 fees:
Tuition Fees: £9,000 (full time) or £4,596 (part time based on 60 credits)
Middlesex University Registration Fee:  £761 per year

We are planning to publish the fees for 2020/21 in Spring 2020.
Fees details
Entry requirements
All applicants are required to meet both the academic and English language requirements.

Applicants should meet our academic requirement to be considered for the programme, for example by having A levels in two subjects, at grade C or better, taken in one sitting.  For full details of how to meet the academic requirement see the list provided.
Academic requirements
English language
requirements
All applicants must satisfy the College that they have a sufficient command of spoken and written English to meet the demands of the programme. We therefore require all applicants to obtain one of the options in the list by the time of submitting their application to Oak Hill.
English language requirements
International students
Please note that Oak Hill College does not have a Tier 4 licence and is therefore unable to sponsor applicants from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland for a student visa. In addition please note that it is not possible to study at Oak Hill on the basis of:

• Tier 4 immigration permission issued for study at another UK educational institution
• A short-term study visa
• Any type of visitor visa

More information about this can be found on the UK government website:
Government website
Approved for ordinands
No
Applying
Our closing date for applications is Friday 29 May 2020 (12 noon) with an earlier closing date of Monday 11 May for those applying for Recognition of Prior Learning. Do ensure you apply in good time as, if you’re concerned about accommodation, there are key dates that you’ll need to meet, as well as other things to make time for in the application process.
How to apply
Programme Information

The programme is designed with a variety of Christian ministry roles in mind. All students benefit from a core of compulsory modules that provide a biblical, theological and practical grounding. And all students, in conversation with their sending church, and for full time students their personal tutor, have an opportunity to choose electives that help them make progress towards their specific ministry goals (e.g., as pastors, teachers, elders, leaders, women’s workers, cross-cultural workers, youth, children and family workers). For the CertHE, the electives comprise 20 credits out of the total of 120 credits required.  For those on the DipHE or BA (Hons) programme, the ability to tailor your choices increases each subsequent year due to the number of elective credits available.

Mode

Full time

The normal length of time a full time student will spend on the CertHE is one academic year of two semesters. A full time load will normally comprise 120 credits for the year, although a student may be allowed to vary this by up to +/- 20 credits a year by agreement with the College (*for a student taking the CertHE only, the minimum number of credits is 120).  

Full time students are expected to be in College five days a week, from Monday to Friday, and are required to attend all classes and fellowship group meetings, and to meet the requirements of the programme as regards placements. Chapel takes place every weekday in the middle of the day and full time students are expected to attend every day. There are no module classes on Wednesdays; on six Wednesdays each academic year, we invite in guest speakers to share their varied ministry experiences with students.  We encourage students to treat being a full time student in the same way as having a full time job.

Part time

The award may also be studied on a part time basis, normally at a rate of 60 credits per year, although a student may be allowed to vary this by up to +/- 20 credits a year by agreement with the College.  

Part time students are required to attend all their classes and are expected to attend Chapel on the days that they are in College. Chapel takes place every weekday in the middle of the day. The compulsory modules for the CertHE are split across two years for part time students. Each year the College will ensure that the required compulsory modules for the relevant half of the programme are offered on a Monday or Tuesday, along with sufficient elective modules for you to complete your programme.

Many part time students will find they need time for writing and reading that goes beyond the two days of lectures.  The amount of time will vary during the rhythm of each semester and academic year, as well as being specific to each student’s own situation.

In addition to the normal weekly study required for a module, please note that there may be other aspects of your studies and college life which cannot be timetabled for a Monday or Tuesday which you are required to attend e.g. exams and safeguarding training.  Other college activities such as study skills sessions may also take place on days other than a Monday or Tuesday. The College will endeavour to give as much notice as possible to enable you to make alternative arrangements so that you can attend these activities.

Summer Intensives

The College aims to offer some of the elective modules through a rolling programme of Summer Intensives. During any 12-month period, an elective module may be offered either in intensive format or in standard format, but will not normally be offered in both. The Summer Intensives will normally take place in the first two weeks of July, after the Semester 2 Assessment Board. 

Students may opt to study up to 20 credits of their total required credits for the year in the Summer Intensive period preceding the start of their next academic year, subject to timetabled offerings: i.e., each student's learning for an academic year will take place during Semester 1, Semester 2 and, optionally, the preceding Summer Intensive period. No student may access an intensive module as part of their programme prior to enrolment or after completion of their award: as such, Summer Intensives will not be available to new starter students but only to returning/continuing students.  The modules studied may be:
1.   At the student's current level;
2.  At the level(s) below; or
3.  At the level immediately above.
Students may not take modules that are two Levels above. Please see the Programmes Handbook for more details.

While Summer Intensives will not be available to full time CertHE students (whose programme will end within one academic year), they may be of benefit to part time CertHE students whose programme will include one summer period. Summer Intensives modules are available to those continuing onto the DipHE or BA (Hons).

Auditing

In addition students are permitted to audit individual modules (i.e. to study, but not for credit) alongside the compulsory and elective modules that they are studying for credit as part of their programme. The maximum permitted amounts for auditing shall be determined by the amount that students are studying for credit towards their programme in any given year as follows:   

Full time   Programme credits      Maximum audit credits permitted
                  100 (min)**                   40*
                  120 (norm)                    20
                  140 (max)                      0

Part time   Programme credits      Maximum audit credits permitted
                  40 (min)                        40*
                  60 (norm)                      20
                  80 (max)                        0
*Permissible only at the discretion of the college
**n/a for CertHE only students

Placements

A weekly church placement is a compulsory part of the CertHE and an optional additional placement is available as an elective. Some of your training goals for ministry will be pursued in your placement which will also provide opportunities to develop some of the skills you are learning elsewhere in the curriculum. It will keep you focussed on ministry in the real world. It is college's responsibility to allocate placements, although part time students normally stay in their home church or the church where they are working for their placement. For more details see below.

Placements
Learning, teaching and assessment
Pedagogy

Our ultimate aim is not just to impart information but to work towards the transformation of students as they reflect with others on loving Christ more deeply in order to explain him simply. We pursue the enhancement of teaching and learning within the College by fostering:

• habits in the lecturer of reflective, self-critical intentionality and innovation
• an ethos in the classroom of directed, dynamic and active learning
• an ethos amongst the faculty of collegiality, teachability and servant leadership
• an ethos in the College of coherence, excellence and doxology

Study hours and make up of study

Within Higher Education, it is generally understood that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, shared between class time, pre-class reading, private study and assessment.

This means a 10 credit module = 100 hours of study. So for the CertHE, 120 credits = 1200 study hours over the course of the programme as a whole.

In-class learning involves lectures, seminars, discussions, worked examples and presentations. Out-of-class study involves reading, reflecting, researching, writing assignments, group projects and revision for exams.

Learning, teaching and assessment

The College aims to provide a learning experience which is demanding and exhilarating, reflecting the highest academic standards as well as excellence in pedagogy. In our recently revalidated programme the College has been commended for its commitment to integrating the academic and practical aspects of training for ministry vocations. Additionally, the College has been commended for excellence in teaching biblical languages and biblical studies. Students experience this through a rich and varied learning experience which encompasses lectures, seminars, language classes, field trips, placements and a range of formative and summative assessments. Through these assessments, the College aims to provide all students with an equal opportunity to demonstrate their achievement of Threshold Learning Outcomes (at module level) and Programme Learning Outcomes. Underlying all of the College’s programmes is a commitment both to information and to transformation, and a belief that the sub-disciplines within Theology are integrated within the framework provided by scripture, which can and does speak into every area of life. 

You will be awarded the CertHE Theology once you have attained grade ‘C’ or better in modules worth 120 credits at Level 4+, including all of the compulsory modules.  At least 100 of these 120 credits must be at Level 4. Where timetabling and successful completion of pre-requisites allow, the remaining 20 credits may be chosen from the selection of elective modules available either at Level 4 or, if desired, at Level 5.

There is no prior exit point at which you can gain an award. If you decide to exit College at a point before you have attained all the requirements for the CertHE, credits gained may be used towards any future programme under the national Credit Accumulation & Transfer Scheme (CATS).

You may also decide to extend your studies in order to gain a ‘higher’ award than the CertHE and there will be a formal opportunity to discuss this possibility during the Spring Term.

Pathways and modules
Pathway information

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)
• Elective 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

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

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

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 120-140 credits
• Part time: normal credit load per year is 60 credits; the range available per year is 40-80 credits

Full time pathway

These are the modules running in 2020/21. For a full list of the elective modules which are potentially available in any given year, please see the Programme Specification.

Semester 1
Semester 2
Compulsory modules
(100 credits)
Elective modules
(at least 20 credits)
BDM1.1Scripture for Theology & Ministry
20 credits

Module Level: Level 4


Module Tutors: Tim Ward & others


Content: The Bible is our foundation for life, godliness and ministry. Standing squarely on the Bible, this module lays the foundation for the entire programme by examining what Scripture says about itself and how we can come to the Word with a posture that better helps us to hear God speak. Students will begin to learn how to faithfully interpret and apply the Bible in theology and ministry.


Assessment: Essay (60%), Project (40%)


Restrictions: Compulsory for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

BL1.1Introduction to New Testament Greek
20 credits

Module Level: Level 4


Module Tutors: David Shaw, Matthew Sleeman


Content: God revealed his New Testament Word in Greek. This module equips students with the basic language skills (vocabulary, grammar and syntax) necessary for beginning to engage with the Greek New Testament. Students work through Jeremy Duff’s The Elements of New Testament Greek over the course of two semesters.


Assessment: Continuous Assessment Tests (40%), Unseen Exam (60%)


Restrictions: Compulsory for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

BL1.4Biblical Studies I (Old Testament)
10 credits

Module Level: Level 4


Module Tutors: Chris Ansberry, Eric Ortlund


Content: In the Old Testament, God has given us different types of literature: historical narrative, legal texts, prophecy, poetry, psalms and wisdom. This module leads students to look deeply at representative examples from these genres and thereby begins to equip students with the skills necessary to be careful interpreters of the Old Testament.


Assessment: Take-Home Paper (100%)


Restrictions: Compulsory for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

BL1.8Biblical Studies II (New Testament)
10 credits

Module Level: Level 4


Module Tutors: David Shaw, Matthew Sleeman


Content: In the New Testament, God has revealed himself definitively in Jesus Christ and has done so by primarily by means of narrative (Gospels and Acts) and epistles. This module focuses students on close readings of representative New Testament texts and tools for understanding their meaning.


Assessment: Exam (100%)


Restrictions: Compulsory for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DC1.4Church History I
10 credits

Module Level: Level 4


Module Tutor: Matthew Bingham


Content: The spread of the Gospel and the global growth of Christ’s church has a long and instructive history. This module gives students an overview of that history from the early church to the present. The study of some key figures, events and texts from Christian history will help students to begin to grasp the significance of historical reflection for Gospel ministry.


Assessment: Unseen Exam including Objective Test (100%)


Restrictions: Compulsory for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DC1.5Church History II
10 credits

Module Level: Level 4


Pre-Requisites: DC1.4 or equivalent


Module Tutor: Matthew Bingham


Content: British Christianity from the Reformation to the present is a fascinating tapestry of interwoven stories. This module introduces students to major historical figures and developments in order to explore just how our own contemporary churches and cultural context are deeply rooted in these stories.


Assessment: Unseen Exam including Objective Test (100%)


Restrictions: Compulsory for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DC1.7Worldview, Anthropology & Culture
10 credits

Module Level: Level 4


Module Tutor: Dan Strange


Content: A Christian worldview involves careful biblical and theological reflection on ourselves and our cultures. This module examines the concepts of worldview, anthropology (a biblical view of being human), idolatry, antithesis and common grace, and culture. Students will be equipped to engage in biblically faithful ‘theological cultural exegesis’.


Assessment: Essay (100%)


Restrictions: Compulsory for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DC1.2Doctrine I
10 credits

Module Level: Level 4


Module Tutor: Christopher Stead


Content: As one theologian put it, ‘Theology is taught by God, teaches God and leads to God.’ This module introduces students to the importance of systematic theology for understanding and explaining key elements of the Gospel presented to us in the Bible. Students will learn how some key doctrines (e.g. God, creation and the person of Christ) are significant for pastoral ministry and how they help us to worship and glorify God.


Assessment: Essay (100%)


Restrictions: Compulsory for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

MP1.7Weekly Church Placement I
0 credits

Module Level: Level 4


Placements Coordinators: David Baldwin, Graham Beynon, Johnny Juckes, Andrew Nicholls


Content: A placement involves a partnership between the College and a local parish, congregation or other ministry context. This module provides an opportunity for students to set goals, with support, for growth in knowledge and skills and to learn by observation, engagement and reflection in a local ministry setting.


Assessment: Placement Portfolio (Pass/Fail)


Restrictions: Compulsory for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

Module Level: Level 4


Module Tutor: David Baldwin


Content: As in the Bible, so in our world, cross-cultural mission is part of God’s Gospel plan. This module equips students to understand ‘mission’ in relation to ecclesiology and larger trends in missiology, especially as this relates to the practicalities of mission ‘sending’ and ‘receiving’.


Assessment: Book Review (25%), Essay (75%)


Restrictions: Elective for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DM1.2
Foundations for Cross-Cultural Mission
10
credits

Module Level: Level 4


Module Tutor: Kristi Mair


Content: Philosophy has always been a helpful support for engaging with theology and culture. In this module students will be exposed to some key developments in the western tradition and will begin to explore some contemporary cultural resonances of a chosen area of the history of philosophy.


Assessment: Standard: Written Assignment (100%); Intensive: Essay (100%)


Restrictions: Elective for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DC1.3
Philosophical Foundations
10
credits

Module Level: Level 4


Module Tutor: Alden McCray


Content: John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion continues to be well-loved and valuable for theology and ministry. In this module, students are introduced to the context of Calvin’s life and work and are directed by the tutor as they read through and reflect on this important primary text.


Assessment: Written Assignment 1 (40%), Written Assignment 2 (60%)


Restrictions: Elective for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DC1.6
Reading Calvin's Institutes
10
credits
BL2.1Intermediate New Testament Greek
20 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

Pre-Requisites: BL1.1 or demonstration of equivalent Greek proficiency

 

Module Tutors: Brad Bitner, David Shaw, Matthew Sleeman

 

Content: In order to work competently with most New Testament Greek narratives and epistles it is necessary to build a knowledge of grammar and syntax and to develop skill in various aspects of exegesis. This module provides students with guided opportunities to practice these Greek exegetical skills by reading quickly, reading slowly, and by using a range of helpful tools in order to move from exegesis towards a sermon or talk.

 

Assessment: Tests (20%), Exegetical Essay (40%), Unseen Exam (40%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

BL2.2Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
20 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

Module Tutor: Eric Ortlund

 

Content: God revealed his Old Testament Word primarily in Hebrew. This module equips students with the basic language skills (vocabulary, grammar and syntax) necessary for beginning to engage with the Hebrew Old Testament. Students work through Gary Pratico and Miles Van Pelt’s Basics of Biblical Hebrew: Grammar and Workbook over the course of two semesters.

 

Assessment: Short Tests (40%), Final Exam (60%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

BL2.10Pauline Theology
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

Module Tutor: David Shaw

 

Content: Paul’s letters are powerful and complex texts comprising a large portion of the New Testament message about the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. This module will provide an overview of Pauline theology by defining the nature of that task and then modelling theological construction on the basis of careful exegesis of Pauline texts.

 

Assessment: Essay (100%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

BL2.4 Studies in Old Testament Literature
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

Module Tutor: Eric Ortlund

 

Content: This module aims to dig deeply into the background, structure, contents, purpose and theology of selected texts within the Old Testament. Students will engage exegetically and hermeneutically with set texts and will consider how to interact wisely and charitably with commentaries and other secondary literature in order to connect the scriptures to Christian life and ministry.

 

Assessment: Exegetical Project (100%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DM2.5Place & Season, Others & Self
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

Module Tutor: Matthew Sleeman

 

Content: We all dwell in space and time and discover our identity and ministries in relationships with others. In this module students are equipped with a theological and sociological framework for growing to understand themselves and others as positioned in place and in season of life so that they might have a richer and more effective ministry.

Assessment: (e)Portfolio (100%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology; if this module is taken for credit at DipHE Level, then module DM4.5 may not be credited at BA (Hons) Level

DM2.2Engagement with Cross-Cultural Mission
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

Module Tutor: David Baldwin

 

Content: This module moves from understanding to engaging with cross-cultural and theological issues related to mission. Students will reflect critically on themselves and others as ‘enculturated beings’ and will work through case studies and scenarios from global culture and religion.

 

Assessment: Case Study Presentation (30%) and Reflection (70%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DM2.3 Introduction to the World Church
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

Module Tutor: Ray Porter

 

Content: Christ’s church is global and growing. In this module students will develop their understanding of historical and contemporary dynamics of this growth in the world church by considering examples of how God has worked through British and non-British mission efforts.

 

Assessment: Essay (100%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DM2.4Islam
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

Module Tutor: Robert Scott

Content: Understanding and engaging with Islam and with Muslims is important for Christians in modern Britain. This module equips students with a working knowledge of varieties of Islam and helps them to engage sensitively and reflectively with a Muslim person.

 

Assessment: Report of an Engagement with a Muslim (100%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

MP2.5Cross-Cultural Outreach for Church-Based Ministry
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5


Module Tutor: David Baldwin


Content: Globalisation and migration trends offer great opportunities and challenges for church-based, cross-cultural outreach with the Gospel. In this module students will reflect on these trends, the ethics of using ‘outreach platforms’ such as ESL teaching, and practical strategies for surveying the needs around a church, starting and maintaining an intentional outreach and appropriately welcoming people from other cultures into church life.


Assessment: Cross-Cultural Outreach Project (70%), Reflective Journal or Blog (30%)


Restrictions: Elective for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

MP2.8Ministry/Mission Experience Placement
0 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

Placements Coordinators: David Baldwin, Graham Beynon, Johnny Juckes, Andrew Nicholls

 

Content: A placement involves a partnership between the College and a local parish, congregation or other ministry context. This module enables students to have an opportunity to develop their own Christian character and practical skills (e.g. in a chaplaincy, cross-cultural, global or non-traditional ministry or mission setting).

 

Assessment: Experience Portfolio (Pass/Fail)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory where specifically requested as part of an individual training pathway; otherwise elective for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

Summer Intensives [Continuing Students Only]
MP1.1Foundations for Children's, Youth & Family Ministry
10 credits

Module Level: Level 4

 

Module Leader: Dan Strange

 

Content: Effective ministry to children, youth and families requires biblical and theological reflection as well as practical skills. In this module students will explore and evaluate various models of ministry to children, youth and families and will begin to develop practical ministry skills and tools.

 

Assessment: Outline of a ministry tool (60%), Reflection and Evaluation (40%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

MP2.1Engagement with Children's, Youth & Family Ministry
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

Module Leader: Dan Strange

 

Content: This module moves from understanding to engagement. Students will evaluate various historical and contemporary models for such ministry and reflect upon their own ‘inherited’ patterns of practice with a view to gaining practical, biblical and theological strategies for engaging effectively with children, youth and families in church, school and community contexts.

 

Assessment: Assessed Talk (40%); Written Event/Curriculum Plan (60%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for CertHE, DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

Part time pathway

Part time students start on either Year A or Year B depending on which year they begin their academic programme. The academic year 2020/21 is Year A, meaning that part time students entering in 2020/21 will take Year A compulsory modules in 2020/21.   

These are the compulsory modules running in 2020/21. For a full list of the elective modules, which are potentially available in any given year, please see the Programme Specification.

Semester 1
Semester 2
Year 1 of 2
Year 2 of 2
BDM1.1Scripture for Theology & Ministry
20 credits
DC1.4Church History I
10 credits
DC1.5Church History II
10 credits
MP1.7Weekly Church Placement I
0 credits
BL1.1Introduction to New Testament Greek
20 credits
DC1.7Worldview, Anthropology & Culture
10 credits
DC1.2Doctrine I
10 credits
BL1.4Biblical Studies I (Old Testament)
10 credits
BL1.8Biblical Studies II (New Testament)
10 credits
MP1.7Weekly Church Placement I
0 credits