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 for year 1 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.

The MTheol in Theology may be classified as Pass, Merit or Distinction:

• A student will be awarded a Pass once they have attained the following grades or better in modules and dissertations worth 480 credits:
- In the first two years, the pass grade is C, but the student must attain an overall average of B+ or better, over modules worth 240 credits, to be allowed to progress to the third year.
- In the third year, the pass grade is 12 (on the undergraduate scale); however, to continue on into the fourth year, the student must attain an average of at least 8 on the undergraduate 15-point scale for their taught modules, plus a grade of 8 or better for their short dissertation.
- In the fourth year, the pass grade is 12 on the postgraduate 15-point grading scale.

• A student may be awarded a Pass with Merit once they have attained all of the above, and, in the third and fourth years, have attained a rounded average of 6.5 or better in the taught modules and dissertation(s), and grade(s) of 6 or better for the fourth year dissertation package (60 credits total)

• A student may be awarded a Pass with Distinction once they have attained all of the above, and, in the third and fourth years, have attained a rounded average grade of 3.5 or better in the taught modules and dissertation(s), and grade(s) of 3 or better for the fourth year dissertation package (60 credits total).

Master in Theology Theology

The MTheol Theology is an integrated undergraduate Master’s degree, building from a broad foundation of theological, pastoral and cross-cultural studies in the first three years to an area of in-depth specialisation of your choice in the fourth year.

This programme has your ministry in mind. You go deeper in order to explain things more simply and clearly. You are not left at the end with a brilliant theology that won’t make sense to anybody in the pew. That’s why many of the modules help you to communicate your insights so they can be understood outside the world of theology.

You will specialise in one of two streams, chosen during the internal application process during the second year:
• Theological & Pastoral Studies (TPS) or
• Theology for Crossing Cultures (TCC)

Normally applicants apply for the BA (Hons) and then, during the DipHE year, go through an internal admissions process to enter year 3 of the MTheol programme. For more information about this, please contact the Admissions Office.

Essential information
Course name
Master in Theology Theology
Mode of study
4 years full time
6 years part time (please note that years 3 and 4 of the programme may only be completed full time)
Total credits
480 credits
Level of award
Level 7 (Integrated Undergraduate Master’s)
Location
Oak Hill College, Southgate, London N14 4PS
Fees
2019/20 fees:
Tuition Fees per year are £9,000 (full time) or £4,596 (part time based on 60 credits)
Middlesex University Registration Fee:  £761 per year payable in first and second years.

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 for year 1 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.

To progress to the third year of the MTheol, you must obtain an average of a 2.1 (B+) in the first two years of study and go through an internal admissions process; information about this is provided during the second year and progression into the third year is confirmed after the relevant meeting of the Assessment Board. To continue on to the fourth year of the MTheol, you will need to obtain an average of 8 or better for your third-year taught modules and a grade of at least 8 for your third-year short dissertation.

Direct entry is permitted into the third year of the MTheol programme. Applicants will normally be required to have a 2.1 in the equivalent of a DipHE, FdA or BA (Hons) Theology. Students wishing to take certain modules in Biblical Studies as part of their programme must demonstrate a proficiency in Greek or Hebrew at least to the standard of the pre-requisites identified for the relevant Oak Hill modules (as noted on the Module Narratives). Students specialising in Theology for Crossing Cultures should be able to provide evidence of cross-cultural studies or comparable practical experience, and should also have completed an overseas placement.
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
Yes (third-year entry to TPS specialism).
Ordinands who are granted direct entry into the third year of the programme will complete a series of weekly placements during their training along with a selection of modules at Level 5 which provide specific Anglican training (as approved by the Church of England). These requirements are in addition to the standard components of Years 3 and 4 set out below, and so, over the two years of training, you would be required to over-credit by a total of 20 credits.
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 allow 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 DipHE (the first two years of the MTheol), the electives comprise 60 credits out of the total of 240 credits required.  You will then choose one of two streams for the third and fourth year: Theological and Pastoral Studies (TPS) or Theology for Crossing Cultures (TCC).  For those taking the MTheol, the ability to tailor your choices increases for each of the first three years due to the number of elective credits available.

Mode

Full time

The normal length of time a full time student will spend on the programme is four academic years of two semesters each. A full time load will normally comprise 120 credits a year, although a student may be allowed to vary this by up to +/- 20 credits a year (for the first three years only) by agreement with the College.  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

Please note that Years 3 and 4 of the MTheol can normally only be completed full time.

Part time students (for Years 1 and 2 of the MTheol, effectively the DipHE) 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 DipHE are split across four years for part time students and they normally study 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.  Each year (during the CertHE and DipHE) 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 theSemester 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.

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
** For years 1-3 of the MTheol
*** Part time study is permitted for only years 1 and 2 of the MTheol

Placements

Two weekly church placement modules are a compulsory part of the MTheol, 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 they are working in 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 that a 10 credit module = 100 hours of study. So for the MTheol, 480 credits = 4800 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. At BA and especially Master’s-level, it will also include work on a substantial dissertation package.

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. The College has been commended for its commitment to integrating the academic and practical aspects of training for ministry vocations. Additionally, it has been recognised that the College excels 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. 

The first two years of the programme are in effect the DipHE in Theology and aim to cover in outline the principal areas of theological, pastoral and cross-cultural studies. Study is foundational in the first year, and then progresses to a deeper engagement in the second year.

The latter two years (third and fourth) bring the student to degree level and then on to Master’s level study. The third year builds on work in the first two years and involves integrative learning and a greater degree of thoughtful application. In-depth engagement with a topic and sustained reflective writing are required by means of the compulsory short dissertation, for both TPS andTCC students; additionally for students specialising in TCC, the dissertation will have an appropriate mission emphasis. In the fourth year, the student will study a selection of Master’s-level modules and can specialise to a greater depth. The fourth year dissertation package brings the student to a mature engagement with issues which have relevance for his or her own ministry, and requires independence in pursuing relevant lines of enquiry; again, for students specialising in TCC, this will have an appropriate mission emphasis. Across the third and fourth years, students will participate in the postgraduate research seminars, which will expose them to a broad range of ideas and help inculcate critical thinking skills.

The Assessment Board awards an MTheol to students who have completed and passed modules of which the combined value is at least 480 credits (including all of the compulsory modules). At least 120 of these credits must be at BA level (Level 6) and a further 120 must be at Master’s level (Level 7).

More

A student registered for the MTheol whose circumstances change may decide to leave College before the end of the fourth year. MTheol students who proceed to the third year having completed the Oak Hill DipHE, or who are admitted directly into the third year with a DipHE equivalent, may exit at the end of the third year and be awarded a BA (Hons) Theology, on the basis of 360 accumulated credits, including all of the compulsory modules (in such cases, the normal BA (Hons) pass mark of 12 or better applies to each module and to the short dissertation rather than the average grade of 8 required to advance to the MTheol fourth year).

However, a ‘third year Direct Entry’ student who is admitted to the MTheol with a BA (Hons) or equivalent does not have this option of exiting with an Oak Hill BA (Hons) Theology. In this case, any credits gained in the third year may be used towards future courses under the national Credit Accumulation & Transfer Scheme (CATS).

Pathways and modules
Pathway information


You will specialise in one of two streams, chosen during the internal application process between years 2 and 3:
• Theological & Pastoral Studies (TPS) or
• Theology for Crossing Cultures (TCC) 

Year 1
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 

Year 2
You must take all of:
• 7 compulsory modules (totalling 70 credits)
• 1 of either MP2.3 or MP2.4 (10 credits)
• Elective modules, at Level 4, Level 5, or Level 6 to take the total number of credits studied to at least 120 credits.
• Weekly church placement module (non-credit bearing) and associated reports

Year 3
You must take all of:
• 5 compulsory modules (totalling 60 credits)
• Additional modules compulsory for the chosen specialism:
  - TPS a short dissertation (RD4.1) (20 credits)
  - TCC a short dissertation with a mission focus (RD4.1) (20 credits), the month-long cross cultural placement (DM4.2) (20 credits) and Global Theology & Practice (DM4.3) (20 credits)
• Elective modules at Level 6 to take the total number of credits studied to at least 120 credits.  By agreement with the college, one enhanced BA-level module (at Level 7) may be taken as a challenge module in lieu of the equivalent module at Level 6
• Postgraduate Research Seminars (non-creditbearing). These will normally take place monthly on a weekday evening: the details will be announced at the start of the academic year. 

Year 4
You must take all of:
• Either a Long Dissertation or a Short Dissertation and a Short Project
• Two taught modules: one must be at Specialist Master’s Level (coded 6.x) while the other may be either at Enhanced BA (Hons) Level (coded 5.x) or at Specialist Master’s Level.
• For TCC students, one of their taught modules must be either CW6.2 Advanced Islamic Studies or DW6.1 Christian Theology of World Religions.
• Postgraduate Research Seminars (non-creditbearing). These will normally take place monthly on a weekday evening: the details will be announced at the start of the academic year. 

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 please note: if you wish to study Hebrew as one of your elective modules in your CertHE year, please note that the constraints of the part time pathways are such that you will automatically have to over-credit by 10 credits.  To avoid this, you may wish to defer your study of Hebrew to your DipHE year (ie Year 3 of 4).

Normal credit load per year and range available (by agreement with College):
• Full time: normal credit load per year is 120 credits; the range available per year is 100-140 credits
• Part time (years 1 and 2 only): normal credit load per year is 60 credits; the range available per year is 40-80 credits

Full time pathway

Full time pathway

For full time students, these modules will be arranged as follows across the academic year

Year 1

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

MP2.1 Engagement 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

DC4.5Early English Baptists: Origins, Identities & Influence
10 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: Matthew Bingham

 

Content: Grasping the originsand development of English Baptists from 1609 to 1689 has significant value for understanding contemporary debates surrounding ecclesiology and baptism. In this module students look in detail at the historical, social and cultural contexts and the developing self-identity of English Baptists in seventeenth-century England. Particular attention is given to how and why these groups called into question Christendom’s long-standing assumption that infants were appropriate subjects for baptism and just how early modern narratives of Baptist origin andidentity have been appropriated by later groups and for various purposes.  

 

Assessment: Essay (100%)

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

MP4.3Advanced Christian Leadership
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: Johnny Juckes

 

Content: Christian leadership always involves a growing combination of biblical, practical and theoretical skills. In preparation for the particular demands of Gospel ministry and church leadership, this module leads students to reflect critically and theologically on various models of leadership, to articulate a thoughtful account of personal leadership and to skilfully construct some indicative training materials for church or parachurch life (e.g. discipleship, evangelism, small groups, change). Students will consider topics such as leadership and management theory, teams, coaching, small group structures,urban, suburban and rural church patterns, denominational habits of growth and decline, how to critique vision and develop strategy.

 

Assessment: Personal Philosophy (45%), Practical Leadership Project (55%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA(Hons) Theology

Year 2

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
(80 credits)
Elective modules
(at least 40 credits)
BD2.1Biblical Studies III (Biblical Theology)
10 credits

ModuleLevel: Level 5

 

ModuleTutor: Brad Bitner

 

Content:The whole Bible is the Word of God and interprets itself to us as we learn to grasp its one, unified story of redemption and the relationship of the parts to thewhole. In this module students explore issues such as unfolding biblical themes, covenant theology, the law and the Christian life and practice communicating and applying these helpfully with a view to a ministry setting.

 

Assessment:Written Reflection(75%), Written Application (25%)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

BD2.2Biblical Studies IV (Canonical Exegesis)
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

ModuleTutors: Chris Ansberry, Brad Bitner

 

Content: Skillful interpretation and application of biblical texts ultimately requires practice in reflecting carefully on select texts. In this module students will be guided to engage deeply with at least one significant Old Testament and one significant New Testament text in order to be able to understand, communicate and apply their insights into these texts with clarity and relevance.

 

Assessment: Essay (100%)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DC2.2Doctrine II
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

Pre-Requisites: DC1.2 or equivalent

 

ModuleTutor: Christopher Stead

 

Content: This is the second of two modules introducing the main areas of systematic theology within the Reformed Protestant tradition. Students will examine in some depth the doctrines of the work of Christ, the person and work of the Holy Spirit, the church and eschatology.

 

Assessment: Essay (100%)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

BM2.1Word Ministry I
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

Module Tutor: Tim Ward

 

Content: The Word of God is central to Christian ministry in all its various forms. In this module students will consider the theology of word ministry, the spirituality of the word minister and how to move effectively from text to sermon, talk or study.

 

Assessment: Text of a Sermon (55%), Outline of Exegesis, Reflection and Structure (45%)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DM2.1Introduction to Christian Ethics
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

ModuleTutor: Kristi Mair

 

Content: Ethical decision making is complex. In this module students engage with the Bible and some of the major schools of ethical thought in the Western tradition in order to appreciate the importance and complexity of reaching ethical conclusions in the Christian life and ministry.

 

Assessment: Essay (100%)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DC2.7Evangelism & Apologetics
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

Module Tutor: Dan Strange

 

Content: Sharing the Gospel involves interacting with varieties of people and cultural assumptions. This module equips students with a biblical approach to presuppositional apologetics and facilitates reflective engagement with a non-Christian in a practical evangelistic/apologetic setting.

 

Assessment: Contextualised Written Assignment (100%)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

MP2.2 Pastoral Ministry I
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5


Module Tutors: Steve Midgley, Andrew Nicholls


Content: Personal ministry skills such as listening, attending to process and the ability wisely to apply the Bible to people are essential for pastoral ministry. This module develops an approach to biblical counselling, conversational ministry, and safeguarding concerns and offers students opportunities to practice their skills in extended, structured conversations.


Assessment: Counselling Triad Journal (40%), Essay (60%)


Restrictions: Compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

No module in this semester
credits
MP2.3 or MP2.4 Anglican Ministry or Independent Ministry
10 credits

MP2.3 Anglican Ministry

 

Module Level: Level 5

 

Module Tutor: Johnny Juckes, Dave Walker

 

Content: Preparation for ministry in the Church of England requires a knowledge of the history, theology and practice of corporate worship, an awareness and engagement with different views and practices, and growth in leadership skills and godliness. This module leads students toward a generous yet critical and convictional evaluation of models for parish life and ministry. Students begin to move from principles to practice in the rhythms and complexities of parish life and leadership.

 

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

 

Restrictions: Either MP2.3 or MP2.4 normally compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

 

 

MP2.4 Independent Ministry

 

ModuleLevel: Level 5

 

ModuleTutor: Graham Beynon

 

Content: Preparation for ministry in Independent or Presbyterian churches requires a knowledge of the history, theology and practice of corporate worship, an awareness and engagement with different views and practices, and growth in leadership skills and godliness. This module leads students toward a generous yet critical and convictional evaluation of models for church life and ministry. Students begin to move from principles to practice in the rhythms and complexities of church life and leadership.

 

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

 

Restrictions: Either MP2.3 or MP2.4 normally compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

MP2.7Weekly Church Placement II
0 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

Placements Coordinators: David Baldwin, Graham Beynon, JohnnyJuckes, 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 continue to grow in godliness, knowledge and skills and to learn by observation, engagement and critical self-appraisal within a local ministry setting.

 

Assessment: Placement Portfolio (Pass/Fail)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for 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

 

ModuleTutors: 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

BL2.4Studies 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

DM2.3Introduction 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

BL4.2Reading Biblical Hebrew
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Pre-Requisites: BL2.2 or demonstration of equivalent Hebrew proficiency

 

Module Tutor: Chris Ansberry

 

Content: In order to work competently with most Old Testament Hebrew narrative texts it is necessary to build a deeper knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and syntax and to develop skill in various aspects of exegesis. This module proves students with guided opportunities to practice these Hebrew exegetical skills by reading quickly, reading slowly, and by using a range of helpful tools in order to move from exegesis toward theological reflection, sermons or talks.

 

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

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

BL4.1General Epistles (Greek)
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Pre-Requisites: BL2.1 or equivalent demonstration of Greek proficiency

Module Tutor: Brad Bitner, Matthew Sleeman

 

Content: The General Epistles (e.g. Hebrews, 1-2 Peter, Jude) employ some of the most elegant and complex Greek of all the New Testament writings. They also make unique contributions to our understanding of the Gospel, the church and the Christian life. In this module students gain further, in-depth practice with Greek grammar, syntax and other exegetical skills as they study select whole books with a view towards integrating exegesis, theological and pastoral reflection.

 

Assessment: Tests (20%), Exegetical-Theological Paper (40%), Unseen Exam (40%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology; if this module is taken for credit at BA(Hons) Level, then module BS5.9 may not be credited at Master's Level.

BD4.2Justification
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

ModuleTutors: Matthew Bingham, Christopher Stead

 

Content: Justification has been called the article of Christian faith on which the church stands or falls. In this module students will explore in depth the biblical, theological and historical aspectsof this doctrine that is so central to the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and will consider how to apply it carefully to Christian life, mission and ministry.

 

Assessment: Book Review (40%), Unseen Exam (60%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology; if this module is taken for credit at BA (Hons) Level, then module BD5.1 may not be credited at Master’s Level

BL4.6The Book of Isaiah
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: Eric Ortlund

 

Content: For good reason, Isaiah has been called ‘the fifth Gospel’ in the history of interpretation. This module offers an in-depth study of this beautiful and complex Old Testament book - its structure, its themes and its theology. Students work primarily with the English text but those with Hebrew will have opportunity to interact with aspects of the Hebrew text of Isaiah.

 

Assessment: Project (45%), Written Assignment (55%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

BL4.3Advanced Biblical Hebrew Reading
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Pre-Requisites: BL4.2 or demonstration of equivalent Hebrew proficiency

 

Module Tutor: Eric Ortlund

 

Content: One key to using Hebrew over the long haul in ministry is todevelop proficiency at reading larger sections of text from various Old Testament genres. This module offers students extended practice in order to build deeper skill in vocabulary, grammar, syntax and exegesis and aims to increase their appreciation of and love for Hebrew and its value in life and ministry.

 

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

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology; if this module is taken for credit at BA (Hons) Level, then module BS5.2 may not be credited at Master’s Level

DM4.2Cross-Cultural Mission Placement
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: David Baldwin

 

Content: This module places students in a location different from their normal country of residence for one month’s cross-cultural ministry. Students plan and organise this placement in discussion with the Module Leader and work with a local supervisor in order to design an experience that expands their horizons and experience of Christian growth and ministry in a cross-cultural context. Please note: this module will require expenditure in addition to the standard module fees in order to cover the costs of the field-trip component of the module.

 

Assessment: Experience Portfolio (Pass/Fail), Essay(100%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DM4.3Global Theology & Practice
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: Keith Ferdinando

 

Content: We are often unaware of the significant role of culture in the formation of our theology and church practice. This module opens students’ minds to different patterns of theological thinking in various cultures and equips them to evaluate contextualisation and theories of church planting in light of biblical criteria.

 

Assessment: Presentation (45%), Analysis of a Church Establishment (55%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology; if this module is taken for credit at BA(Hons) Level, then module DW5.2 may not be credited at Master’s Level

DM4.8Spiritual Formation in the Reformed Tradition
10 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: Matthew Bingham

 

Content: There is a rich and sometimes neglected tradition of Reformed, evangelical approaches to spiritual growth and discipleship. In this module students learn in detail about some of the key figures, movements and texts that provide models for Reformed spiritual formation. Students will be supported in applying some of these resources and insights to their own spiritual and ministerial growth.

 

Assessment: Reading Journal (40%), Essay (60%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

BL4.9John's Gospel & the Johannine Epistles
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: David Shaw

 

Content: In a way unique among the Gospels, John holds out Jesus Christ as the object of faith and the source of eternal life. The Johannine Epistles continue to apply this Gospel of Christ to the early churches. In this module students have the opportunity to engage deeply with these Johannine texts in order to grow as competent interpreters and effective communicators of the theological truth they hold out to us.

 

Assessment: Essay (80%), Presentation (20%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DC4.6 English Puritanism
10 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

ModuleTutor: Matthew Bingham

 

Content: The history, theology and piety of English Puritans in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries rightly remains a subject of keen interest and relevance. In this module students survey the development and decline of these figures, explore some significant ecclesiastical and theological controversies, encounter devotional literature and evaluate theways in which the legacy of the Puritans has shaped modern Evangelical identity.

 

Assessment: Reading Journal (40%), Essay (60%)

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

BL4.4Wisdom Literature (Hebrew & English streams)
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Pre-Requisites: For Hebrew Stream: BL2.2 ordemonstration of equivalent Hebrew proficiency

 

Module Tutor: Chris Ansberry

 

Content: Wisdom Literature (e.g. Proverbs, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes,Job) is sometimes as neglected as it is precious for Christian life and ministry. This module offers students a coherent and detailed engagement with the Old Testament Wisdom Literature in either an English or Hebrew stream. The goal is the cultivation of skilful interpretation, reflection and application of biblical wisdom to the uncertainties, ambiguities and limits of knowledge with which life and ministry confront us.

 

Assessment: Standard: Essay (40%), Unseen Exam (60%); Intensive: Essay (40%); Presentation (60%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology; if this module is taken for credit at BA (Hons) Level, then module BS5.5 may not be credited at Master's level

MP4.3Advanced Christian Leadership
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: Johnny Juckes

 

Content: Christian leadership always involves a growing combination of biblical, practical and theoretical skills. In preparation for the particular demands of Gospel ministry and church leadership, this module leads students to reflect critically and theologically on various models of leadership, to articulate a thoughtful account of personal leadership and to skilfully construct some indicative training materials for church or parachurch life (e.g. discipleship, evangelism, small groups, change). Students will consider topics such as leadership and management theory, teams, coaching, small group structures,urban, suburban and rural church patterns, denominational habits of growth and decline, how to critique vision and develop strategy.

 

Assessment: Personal Philosophy(45%), Practical Leadership Project (55%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA(Hons) Theology

No module in this semester (DipHE Electives)
credits
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

MP2.1 Engagement 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

DC4.5Early English Baptists: Origins, Identities & Influence
10 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: Matthew Bingham

 

Content: Grasping the originsand development of English Baptists from 1609 to 1689 has significant value for understanding contemporary debates surrounding ecclesiology and baptism. In this module students look in detail at the historical, social and cultural contexts and the developing self-identity of English Baptists in seventeenth-century England. Particular attention is given to how and why these groups called into question Christendom’s long-standing assumption that infants were appropriate subjects for baptism and just how early modern narratives of Baptist origin andidentity have been appropriated by later groups and for various purposes.  

 

Assessment: Essay (100%)

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

MP4.3Advanced Christian Leadership
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: Johnny Juckes

 

Content: Christian leadership always involves a growing combination of biblical, practical and theoretical skills. In preparation for the particular demands of Gospel ministry and church leadership, this module leads students to reflect critically and theologically on various models of leadership, to articulate a thoughtful account of personal leadership and to skilfully construct some indicative training materials for church or parachurch life (e.g. discipleship, evangelism, small groups, change). Students will consider topics such as leadership and management theory, teams, coaching, small group structures,urban, suburban and rural church patterns, denominational habits of growth and decline, how to critique vision and develop strategy.

 

Assessment: Personal Philosophy (45%), Practical Leadership Project (55%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA(Hons) Theology

Year 3

These are the modules running in 2019/20. 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
(80 credits)
Compulsory for TCC
(40 credits)
Elective modules for TPS
(at least 40 credits)
BDM4.1Pastoral Epistles
20 credits

ModuleLevel: Level 6

 

ModuleTutor: Brad Bitner

 

Content: Pastoral ministry needs wisdom, confidence and clarity in order to deal in a godly, biblical way with complex situations. This module leads students to engage deeply with the Pastoral Epistles (1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus) in order to continue growing in personal godliness and in order to integrate and apply their exegetical, doctrinal and practical skills with a view to ministry scenarios (e.g. women’s ministry, diaconal ministry, eldership and PCC meetings, evangelism, refuting error).

 

Assessment: Weekly Reflective Journal (40%), Final Project (60%)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for BA (Hons)Theology

BM4.1Word Ministry II
10 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: Tim Ward

 

Content: Faithful, creative and effective Word ministry encompasses a variety of forms and skills and requires continual spiritual growth in the Word minister.This module exposes students to a range of historic and contemporary preaching and teaching styles from different cultures and provides opportunities to develop skills for many contexts (e.g. evangelism and evangelistic preaching, small groups, all-age talks, older audiences).

 

Assessment: Reflective Journal (40%), Text of a Sermon, Talk or Bible Study (60%)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for BA (Hons)Theology

DM4.1Evangelical Public Theology for Mission
10 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

ModuleTutor: Dan Strange

 

Content: What is the mission of the church? How should Christians engage with culture and public discourse? This module explores indetail models, debates, key texts and underlying hermeneutical issues in publictheology with a particular focus on the mission and theological vision of thelocal church.

 

Assessment: Position Paper(100%)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for BA (Hons)Theology

DC4.2Doctrine of God
10 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

ModuleTutor: Christopher Stead

 

Content: Behind every pastoral encounter lies our doctrine of God. This module provides students with an in-depth exploration of the doctrines of classical theism and Trinitarian theology. Close engagement with biblical and primary historical texts and other readings is designed to lead students to grow in their love and worship of the Triune God and to equip them for the pastoral and doxological demands of Christian life and ministry.

 

Assessment: Unseen Exam (100%)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for BA (Hons) Theology; if this module is taken for credit at BA (Hons) Level, then module DH5.1 may not be credited at Master's Level

MP4.2Pastoral Ministry II
10 credits

ModuleLevel: Level 6

 

Module Tutors: Steve Midgley, Andrew Nicholls, Graham Beynon

 

Content: Cultivating healthy spiritual growth in church life is central to task of pastoral ministry. This module leads students to integrate a biblical anthropology and ecclesiology in order to think carefully and specifically about how to foster sanctification and discipleship in various facets of congregational life (e.g. shepherding, counselling, interacting with leadership teams, dealing with issues such as depression, marriage and sexuality, crisis management, terminal illness and bereavement).

 

Assessment: Written Exam (100%)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for BA (Hons) Theology

RD4.1BA (Hons)-Level Short Dissertation (in Semester 1 or Semester 2)
20 credits

RD4.1 BA (Hons)-Level Short Dissertation  (20 credits)


Module Level: Level 6


Module Tutor: Eric Ortlund (Dissertations Coordinator)


Content: With support from the research supervisor, a student preparing a short dissertation has the opportunity to explore an area of specific interest not covered elsewhere in their programme or to pursue in greater depth an issue raised elsewhere. The short dissertation requires developing skills in research planning, critical engagement with primary or secondary materials and clarity in argumentation and the application of knowledge.


Assessment: Dissertation, max. 6000 words (100%)


Restrictions: Elective for BA (Hons) Theology

Postgraduate Research Seminars
0 credits

These will normally take place monthly on a weekday evening: the details will be announced at the start of the academic year.

DM4.2Cross-Cultural Mission Placement
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: David Baldwin

 

Content: This module places students in a location different from their normal country of residence for one month’s cross-cultural ministry. Students plan and organise this placement in discussion with the Module Leader and work with a local supervisor in order to design an experience that expands their horizons and experience of Christian growth and ministry in a cross-cultural context. Please note: this module will require expenditure in addition to the standard module fees in order to cover the costs of the field-trip component of the module.

 

Assessment: Experience Portfolio (Pass/Fail), Essay(100%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DM4.3Global Theology & Practice
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: Keith Ferdinando

 

Content: We are often unaware of the significant role of culture in the formation of our theology and church practice. This module opens students’ minds to different patterns of theological thinking in various cultures and equips them to evaluate contextualisation and theories of church planting in light of biblical criteria.

 

Assessment: Presentation (45%), Analysis of a Church Establishment (55%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology; if this module is taken for credit at BA (Hons) Level, then module DW5.2 may not be credited at Master’s Level

BL4.2Reading Biblical Hebrew
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Pre-Requisites: BL2.2 or demonstration of equivalent Hebrew proficiency

 

ModuleTutor: Chris Ansberry

 

Content: In order to work competently with most Old Testament Hebrew narrative texts it is necessary to build a deeper knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and syntax and to develop skill in various aspects of exegesis. This module proves students with guided opportunities to practice these Hebrew exegetical skills by reading quickly, reading slowly, and by using a range of helpful tools in order to move from exegesis toward theological reflection, sermons or talks.

 

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

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

BL4.1General Epistles (Greek)
20 credits

ModuleLevel: Level 6

 

Pre-Requisites: BL2.1 or equivalent demonstration of Greek proficiency

ModuleTutor: Brad Bitner, Matthew Sleeman

 

Content: The General Epistles (e.g. Hebrews, 1-2 Peter, Jude) employ some of the most elegant and complex Greek of all the New Testament writings. They also make unique contributions to our understanding of the Gospel, the church and the Christian life. In this module students gain further, in-depth practice with Greek grammar, syntax and other exegetical skills as they study select whole books with a view towards integrating exegesis, theological and pastoral reflection.

 

Assessment: Tests (20%), Exegetical-Theological Paper (40%), Unseen Exam (40%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology; if this module is taken for credit at BA (Hons) Level, then module BS5.9 may not be credited at Master's Level.

BD4.2Justification
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

ModuleTutors: Matthew Bingham, Christopher Stead

 

Content: Justification has been called the article of Christian faith on which the church stands or falls. In this module students will explore in depth the biblical, theological and historical aspects of this doctrine that is so central to the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and will consider how to apply it carefully to Christian life, mission and ministry.

 

Assessment: Standard: Book Review (40%), Unseen Exam (60%); Intensive: Book Review (40%), Essay (60%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology; if this module is taken for credit at BA (Hons) Level, then module BD5.1 may not be credited at Master’s Level

BL4.6The Book of Isaiah
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: Eric Ortlund

 

Content: For good reason, Isaiah has been called ‘the fifth Gospel’ in the history of interpretation. This module offers an in-depth study of this beautiful and complex Old Testament book - its structure, its themes and its theology. Students work primarily with the English text but those with Hebrew will have opportunity to interact with aspects of the Hebrew text of Isaiah.

 

Assessment: Project (45%), Written Assignment (55%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

BL4.3Advanced Biblical Hebrew Reading
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Pre-Requisites: BL4.2 or demonstration of equivalent Hebrew proficiency

 

ModuleTutor: Eric Ortlund

 

Content: One key to using Hebrew over the long haul in ministry is to develop proficiency at reading larger sections of text from various Old Testament genres. This module offers students extended practice in order to build deeper skill in vocabulary, grammar, syntax and exegesis and aims to increase their appreciation of and love for Hebrew and its value in life andministry.

 

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

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology; if this module is taken for credit at BA (Hons) Level, then module BS5.2 may not be credited at Master’s Level

DM4.2Cross-Cultural Mission Placement
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

ModuleTutor: David Baldwin

 

Content: This module places students in a location different from their normal country of residence for one month’s cross-cultural ministry. Students plan and organise this placement in discussion with the Module Leader and work with a local supervisor in order to design an experience that expands their horizons and experience of Christian growth and ministry in a cross-cultural context. Please note: this module will require expenditure in addition to the standard module fees in order to cover the costs of the field-trip component ofthe module.

 

Assessment: Experience Portfolio (Pass/Fail), Essay (100%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DM4.3Global Theology & Practice
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: Keith Ferdinando

 

Content: We are often unaware of the significant role of culture in the formation of our theology and church practice. This module opens students’ minds to different patterns of theological thinking in various cultures and equips them to evaluate contextualisation and theories of church planting in light of biblical criteria.

 

Assessment: Presentation (45%), Analysis of a Church Establishment (55%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology; if this module is taken for credit at BA (Hons) Level, then module DW5.2 may not be credited at Master’s Level

DM4.8Spiritual Formation in the Reformed Tradition
10 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

ModuleTutor: Matthew Bingham

 

Content: There is a rich and sometimes neglected tradition of Reformed, evangelical approaches to spiritual growth and discipleship. In this module students learn in detail about some of the key figures, movements and texts that provide models for Reformed spiritual formation. Students will be supported in applying some of these resources and insights to their own spiritual and ministerial growth.

 

Assessment: Reading Journal (40%), Essay (60%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

BL4.9John's Gospel & the Johannine Epistles
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

ModuleTutor: David Shaw

 

Content: In a way unique among the Gospels, John holds out Jesus Christ as the object of faith and the source of eternal life. The Johannine Epistles continue to apply this Gospel of Christ to the early churches. In this module students have the opportunity to engage deeply with these Johannine texts in order to grow as competent interpreters and effective communicators of the theological truth they hold out to us.

 

Assessment: Essay (80%),Presentation (20%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DC4.6English Puritanism
10 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

ModuleTutor: Matthew Bingham

 

Content: The history, theology and piety of English Puritans in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries rightly remains a subject of keen interest and relevance. In this module students survey the development and decline of these figures, explore some significant ecclesiastical and theological controversies, encounter devotional literature and evaluate theways in which the legacy of the Puritans has shaped modern Evangelical identity.

 

Assessment: Reading Journal (40%), Essay (60%)

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

BL4.4Wisdom Literature (Hebrew & English streams)
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Pre-Requisites: For Hebrew Stream: BL2.2 or demonstration of equivalent Hebrew proficiency

 

Module Tutor: Chris Ansberry

 

Content: Wisdom Literature (e.g. Proverbs, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Job) is sometimes as neglected as it is precious for Christian life and ministry. This module offers students a coherent and detailed engagement with the Old Testament Wisdom Literature in either an English or Hebrew stream. The goal is the cultivation of skilful interpretation, reflection and application of biblical wisdom to the uncertainties, ambiguities and limits of knowledge with which life and ministry confront us.

 

Assessment: Standard: Essay (40%), Unseen Exam (60%); Intensive: Essay (40%); Presentation (60%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology; if this module is taken for credit at BA (Hons) Level, then module BS5.5 may not be credited at Master's level

MP4.3Advanced Christian Leadership
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: Johnny Juckes

 

Content: Christian leadership always involves a growing combination of biblical, practical and theoretical skills. In preparation for the particular demands of Gospel ministry and church leadership, this module leads students to reflect critically and theologically on various models of leadership, to articulate a thoughtful account of personal leadership and to skilfully construct some indicative training materials for church or parachurch life (e.g. discipleship, evangelism, small groups, change). Students will consider topics such as leadership and management theory, teams, coaching, small group structures,urban, suburban and rural church patterns, denominational habits of growth and decline, how to critique vision and develop strategy.

 

Assessment: Personal Philosophy(45%), Practical Leadership Project (55%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA(Hons) Theology

No module (BA Elective 1)
credits
RD4.5Guided Reading: Topics in Various Subjects Offered by Tutors
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

ModuleTutor: Eric Ortlund (Dissertations Coordinator)

 

Content: This module aims to provide the opportunity for a small group ofstudents to explore in greater depth together a topic under the guidance of a module tutor. The topic will vary according to tutor but the module will normally involve close reading and discussion of a selected text or texts and aims to cultivate in students the skills and disposition for a life-long pattern of self-guided study in ministry.

 

Assessment: Assignments (100%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for BA (Hons)Theology

RD4.5Guided Reading: Topics in Various Subjects Offered by Tutors
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

ModuleTutor: Eric Ortlund (Dissertations Coordinator)

 

Content: This module aims to provide the opportunity for a small group ofstudents to explore in greater depth together a topic under the guidance of a module tutor. The topic will vary according to tutor but the module will normally involve close reading and discussion of a selected text or texts and aims to cultivate in students the skills and disposition for a life-long pattern of self-guided study in ministry.

 

Assessment: Assignments (100%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for BA (Hons) Theology

RD4.6Guided Reading in a Semitic Language
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: Dependent on Language Chosen

 

Content:This module aims to provide the opportunity for students to explore in depth primary texts in one of the Semitic languages (e.g. Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac or Ugaritic). Students will develop proficiency in reading larger sections of text and building grammatical, syntactical and literary skill in support of a life-long pattern of self-guided study.

 

Assessment: Mid-Semester Exam (30%), Final Exam (70%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for BA (Hons)Theology

No module (BA Elective 2)
credits
BS5.9General Epistles (Greek)
30 credits

Module Level: Level 7

 

Pre-Requisites: GK2.3 (Intermediate Biblical Greek),BL2.1 (Intermediate New Testament Greek) or demonstration of equivalent Greek proficiency

 

Module Tutors: Brad Bitner, Matthew Sleeman

 

Content: The General Epistles (e.g. Hebrews, 1-2 Peter, Jude) employ some of the most elegant and complex Greek of all the New Testament writings. They also make unique contributions to our understanding of the Gospel, the church and the Christian life. In this module students gain further, in-depth practice with Greek grammar, syntax and other exegetical skills as they study several select whole books with a view towards and advanced integration of exegesis, theological and pastoral reflection.

 

Assessment: Tests (Pass/Fail); Exegetical-Theological Paper (60%); Exam(s) (40%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for MTheol (TPS,TCC), MA and PGDip Theology; not available for the PGCert Theology; may not be taken by students who have previously credited BS4.9 or BL4.1

BD5.1Justification in the Bible & in Christian Doctrine
30 credits

ModuleLevel: Level 7

 

ModuleTutors: Matthew Bingham, Christopher Stead

 

Content: Justification has been called the article of Christian faith on which the church stands or falls. In this module students will explore in depth the biblical, theological and historical aspects of this doctrine that is so central to the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and will consider how to apply it carefully to Christian life, mission and ministry. At postgraduate level a nuanced and sophisticated analysis of the doctrine and its application to contemporary culture is required as students present in class and engage in critical evaluation of set texts.

 

Assessment: Write up of Class Presentation (25%); Review and Comparison of two Books (35%); Exam (40%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for MTheol (TPS,TCC), MA and PGDip Theology; not available for the PGCert Theology; may not betaken by students who have previously credited BD4.1 or BD4.2

BS5.2Advanced Biblical Hebrew Reading
30 credits

Module Level: Level 7

 

Pre-Requisites: HB3.3 (Reading Biblical Hebrew), BL4.2 (Reading Biblical Hebrew) or demonstration of equivalent Hebrew proficiency

 

Module Tutor: Eric Ortlund

 

Content: The effective, regular use of Hebrew over the long haul in ministry will be best served if students develop proficiency at reading and understanding deeply the grammatical and syntactical features of larger sections of text from various Old Testament genres (including poetry). This module offers students extended practice in reading Hebrew aloud and in building deeper skills in order to achieve an advanced ability to read, interpret and apply the Hebrew text.

 

Assessment: Class Participation/Weekly VocabularyTests (25%); Mid-Term Translation Test (20%); Exam (55%) [Please note that this assessment package may change.]

 

Restrictions: Elective for MTheol (TPS, TCC), MA and PGDip Theology; not available for the PGCert Theology; may not be taken by students who have previously credited BS4.2 or BL4.3

DW5.2Global Theology & Practice
30 credits

Module Level: Level 7

 

Module Tutor: Keith Ferdinando

 

Content: We are often unaware of the significant role of culture in the formation of our theology and church practice. This module opens students’ minds to different patterns of theological thinking in various cultures and equips them with an advanced theoretical framework by which to evaluate contextualisation and theories of church planting in light of biblical criteria.

 

Assessment: Seminar Presentation (25%); Preparation of a Creedal Statement (35%); Essay (40%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for MTheol (TPSonly), MA and PGDip Theology; not available for the PGCert Theology; may not be taken by students who have previously credited DM4.3 or DW4.2 (and therefore not available for MTheol Theology (specialising in TCC))

BS5.5Wisdom Literature (Hebrew & English streams)
30 credits

Module Level: Level 7

 

Pre-Requisites (Hebrew Stream): HB3.3 (Reading Biblical Hebrew), BL4.2 (Reading Biblical Hebrew) or demonstration of equivalent Hebrew proficiency

 

Module Tutor: Chris Ansberry

 

Content: Wisdom Literature (e.g. Proverbs, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Job) is sometimes as neglected as it is precious for Christian life and ministry. This module offers students a coherent, detailed and advanced engagement with the Old Testament Wisdom Literature in either an English or Hebrew stream. The goal is the cultivation of skilful interpretation, reflection and application of biblical wisdom to the uncertainties, ambiguities and limits of knowledge with which life and ministry confront us.

 

Assessment: Book(s) Review (10%); Essay (40%); UnseenExam (50%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for MTheol (TPS, TCC), MA and PGDip Theology; not available for the PGCert Theology; may not be taken by students who have previously credited BS4.4 or BL4.4

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

MP2.1 Engagement 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

DC4.5Early English Baptists: Origins, Identities & Influence
10 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: Matthew Bingham

 

Content: Grasping the originsand development of English Baptists from 1609 to 1689 has significant value for understanding contemporary debates surrounding ecclesiology and baptism. In this module students look in detail at the historical, social and cultural contexts and the developing self-identity of English Baptists in seventeenth-century England. Particular attention is given to how and why these groups called into question Christendom’s long-standing assumption that infants were appropriate subjects for baptism and just how early modern narratives of Baptist origin andidentity have been appropriated by later groups and for various purposes.  

 

Assessment: Essay (100%)

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

MP4.3Advanced Christian Leadership
20 credits

Module Level: Level 6

 

Module Tutor: Johnny Juckes

 

Content: Christian leadership always involves a growing combination of biblical, practical and theoretical skills. In preparation for the particular demands of Gospel ministry and church leadership, this module leads students to reflect critically and theologically on various models of leadership, to articulate a thoughtful account of personal leadership and to skilfully construct some indicative training materials for church or parachurch life (e.g. discipleship, evangelism, small groups, change). Students will consider topics such as leadership and management theory, teams, coaching, small group structures,urban, suburban and rural church patterns, denominational habits of growth and decline, how to critique vision and develop strategy.

 

Assessment: Personal Philosophy (45%), Practical Leadership Project (55%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for DipHE and BA(Hons) Theology

Year 4

These are the modules running in 2019/20. 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 for all
(60 credits)
Compulsory for TCC
(30 credits)
Elective modules
(30 or 60 credits)
RP6.4 Or RP6.2 and RP6.3Master’s-Level Long Dissertation Or Master’s-Level Short Dissertation and Master’s-Level Short Project
60 credits

RP6.4 Master's-Level Long Dissertation (60 credits)

 

Module Level: Level 7

 

Dissertations Coordinator: Eric Ortlund

 

Content: After initially meeting with the supervisor to produce a draft research plan, the student will receive another four further hours of supervision. Oral but not written feedback will be given on a draft or drafts of the dissertation. The rest of the student’s time will be spent in research and writing. While the supervisor may comment on aspects of the dissertation and suggest further reading, the student’s research and writing will demonstrate: their critical engagement with primary and secondary materials; their understanding of the field of study and the contribution of other disciplines to the topic of study; their originality in the application of knowledge; their use of techniques applicable to their own research; and their ability to formulate a constructive, coherent, well-informed argument. In some cases, it will also demonstrate the student’s understanding of and compliance with the principles of ethical research.

 

Assessment: Dissertation, max. 15,000 words (100%)

 

Restrictions: Either RP6.4 (Master’s-Level Long Dissertation), or, RP6.2 (Master’s-Level Short Dissertation) and RP6.3 (Master’s-Level Short Project) compulsory for MTheol (TPS, TCC) and MATheology; not available for the PGCert or PGDip Theology

 

 

RP6.2 Master's-Level Short Dissertation(30 credits)

 

Module Level: Level 7

 

Dissertations Coordinator: Eric Ortlund

 

Content: After initially meeting with the supervisor to produce a draft research plan, the student will receive another four further hours of supervision. Oral but not written feedback will be given on a draft or drafts of the dissertation. The rest of the student’s time will be spent in research and writing. While the supervisor may comment on aspects of the dissertation and suggest further reading, the student’s research and writing will demonstrate: their critical engagement with primary and secondary materials; their understanding of the field of study and the contribution of other disciplines to the topic of study; their originality in the application of knowledge; their use of techniques applicable to their own research; and their ability to formulate a constructive, coherent, well-informed argument. In some cases, it will also demonstrate the student’s understanding of and compliance with the principles of ethical research.

 

Assessment: Dissertation, max. 7,500 words (100%)

 

Restrictions: Either RP6.4 (Master’s-Level Long Dissertation), or, RP6.2 (Master’s-Level Short Dissertation) and RP6.3 (Master’s-Level Short Project) compulsory for MTheol (TPS, TCC) and MATheology; not available for the PGCert or PGDip Theology

 

 

RP6.3 Master's-Level Short Project (30credits)

 

Module Level: Level 7

 

Dissertations Coordinator: Eric Ortlund

 

Content: After initially meeting with the supervisor to produce a draft research plan, the student will receive another four further hours of supervision. Oral but not written feedback will be given on a draft or drafts of the project. The rest of the student’s time will be spent in research and writing. While the supervisor may comment on aspects of the project and suggest further reading, the student’s research and writing will demonstrate: their critical engagement with primary and secondary materials; their understanding of the field of study and the contribution of other disciplines to the topic of study; their originality in the application of knowledge; their use of techniques applicable to their own research; their selection of and commentary upon appropriate methodologies for constructing the project; and their ability to formulate a constructive, coherent, well-informed argument. In some cases, it will also demonstrate the student’s understanding of and compliance with the principles of ethical research.

 

Assessment: Project , max. 7,500 words or agreed equivalent (100%)

 

Restrictions: Either RP6.4 (Master’s-Level Long Dissertation), or, RP6.2 (Master’s-Level ShortDissertation) and RP6.3 (Master’s-Level Short Project) compulsory for MTheol (TPS, TCC) and MA Theology; not available for the PGCert or PGDip Theology.

Postgraduate Research Seminars
0 credits

These will normally take place monthly on a weekday evening: the details will be announced at the start of the academic year.

DW6.1Christian Theology of World Religions
30 credits

Module Level: Level 7

 

Module Tutor: Dan Strange

 

Content: After some introductory lectures, we will read and discuss in class a number of seminal texts in the theology of religions. Students will then present a seminar on one scholar within the theology of religions. We will then focus in class on developing the constructive theology of religions using some recently published statements as a foundation for class discussion. Finally we will look at a number of contemporary missiologically based scenarios that might appear in ministry settings. For the essay, students will offer an extended piece of writing focusing on evangelical approaches to other religions and the impact of these on various pastoral and practical issues; the exam will offer a summative assessment of all of the knowledge areas listed above, as well as of students’ skills in textual analysis.

 

Assessment: Seminar (30%); Essay (40%); Exam (30%)

 

Restrictions: Either DW6.1 or CW6.2 compulsory for MTheol (TCC); otherwise elective for MTheol (TPS), MA, PGDip and PGCert Theology

No module (Mtheol Year 4)
credits
BS5.9General Epistles (Greek)
30 credits

Module Level: Level 7

 

Pre-Requisites: GK2.3 (Intermediate Biblical Greek), BL2.1 (Intermediate New Testament Greek) or demonstration of equivalent Greek proficiency

 

Module Tutors: Brad Bitner, Matthew Sleeman

 

Content: The General Epistles (e.g. Hebrews, 1-2 Peter, Jude) employ some of the most elegant and complex Greek of all the New Testament writings. They also make unique contributions to our understanding of the Gospel, the church and the Christian life. In this module students gain further, in-depth practice with Greek grammar, syntax and other exegetical skills as they study several select whole books with a view towards and advanced integration of exegesis, theological and pastoral reflection.

 

Assessment: Tests (Pass/Fail); Exegetical-Theological Paper (60%); Exam(s) (40%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for MTheol (TPS,TCC), MA and PGDip Theology; not available for the PGCert Theology; may not be taken by students who have previously credited BS4.9 or BL4.1

BD5.1Justification in the Bible & in Christian Doctrine
30 credits

Module Level: Level 7

 

Module Tutors: Matthew Bingham, Christopher Stead

 

Content: Justification has been called the article of Christian faith on which the church stands or falls. In this module students will explore in depth the biblical, theological and historical aspects of this doctrine that is so central to the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and will consider how to apply it carefully to Christian life, mission and ministry. At postgraduate level a nuanced and sophisticated analysis of the doctrine and its application to contemporary culture is required as students present in class and engage in critical evaluation of set texts.

 

Assessment: Write up of Class Presentation (25%); Review and Comparison of two Books (35%); Exam (40%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for MTheol (TPS,TCC), MA and PGDip Theology; not available for the PGCert Theology; may not be taken by students who have previously credited BD4.1 or BD4.2

BD6.3New Testament Theology
30 credits

Module Level: Level 7

 

Module Tutors: Brad Bitner, David Shaw

 

Content: Introductory lectures will present the challenges and opportunities of unity and diversity in New Testament theology and will contextualise a series of set readings that epitomise the history of the discipline and locate the approach taught in this module. Students will draft a set of précis summarising assigned readings to bring to a series of class meetings as the basis for seminar discussions. Although these précis advance the word count of the module assessment, they will only require engagement with one major text, without the additional research called for by an essay. We will also determine the final number of précis required with the overall workload in mind. Further lectures will investigate the relationship between the New Testament and the Old Testament and the ways in which the New Testament uses the Old Testament. In addition, lectures with significant discussion components will explore key biblical-theological themes across New Testament texts and the unique manner in which certain individual New Testament texts contribute to biblical and systematic theology. The New Testament biblical theology paper will require each student to engage with an approved New Testament epistle and to unfold in detail its contribution to New Testament, biblical and systematic theology as well as preparing an appendix dealing with its application to a ministry context. A final exam will draw these elements together, assessing in particular the student’s critical engagement with issues of method in constructing and articulating a New Testament biblical theology on the basis of unseen set texts.

 

Assessment: Seminar Precis (20%); Biblical Theology Paper (50%); Exam (30%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for MTheol (TPS,TCC), MA, PGDip and PGCert Theology

DW5.2Global Theology & Practice
30 credits

Module Level: Level 7

 

Module Tutor: Keith Ferdinando

 

Content: We are often unaware of the significant role of culture in the formation of our theology and church practice. This module opens students’ minds to different patterns of theological thinking in various cultures and equips them with an advanced theoretical framework by which to evaluate contextualisation and theories of church planting in light of biblical criteria.

 

Assessment: Seminar Presentation (25%); Preparation of a Creedal Statement (35%); Essay (40%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for MTheol (TPS only), MA and PGDip Theology; not available for the PGCert Theology; may not be taken by students who have previously credited DM4.3 or DW4.2 (and therefore not available for MTheol Theology (specialising in TCC))

BD6.4Hermeneutics, Epistemology & the Knowledge of God
30 credits

Module Level: Level 7

 

ModuleTutors: Chris Ansberry, Kristi Mair, Tim Ward

 

Content: After introductory reflections on epistemology and hermeneutics, the module will progress in two movements. The first will establish the theological and epistemological foundations for our hermeneutical explorations. Here we will examine Christian accounts of human knowledge of God and creation in the light of the creator-created distinction, the fall of humanity and redemption, using biblical and other material. We will describe and examine key proposals for a sound epistemology in the western tradition, considering objections to these proposals from Sophism, Scepticism, Nihilism and post-modernism. And we will evaluate the hermeneutical and theological implications of these epistemologies, as well as their objections,using worked examples and scenarios. From this theological and epistemological foundation, the second part of the module will focus on hermeneutics in the stricter sense. Here we will describe and examine various hermeneutical approaches, devoting particular attention to their epistemological underpinnings, theological implications, and conception of the relationship among author, text and reader. We will focus on specific hermeneutical issues, such as dual authorship, semiotics, the situated-ness of the reader and the relationship between interpretation and theology. And we will discuss fitting strategies for Christian appropriation of hermeneutical disciplines in order to nurture Christian faith. Together, these theological, epistemological and hermeneutical discussions will provide a backdrop for the module assessments. For the seminar paper, students will describe and critically evaluate a major objection to human claims to knowledge, indicating possible well-framed Christian responses to that objection. For the exegetical paper, students will explore a passage relating to the knowledge of God but will use and critically evaluate different hermeneutical techniques in doing so. And for the event and written account, students will present sophisticated knowledge pertaining to the human knowledge of God to a non-technical audience and provide a critical evaluation of both the presentation and its specific subject matter.

 

Assessment: Seminar (30%); Exegesis (30%); Event and Written Account (40%)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for MA, PGDip and PGCert Theology; Elective for MTheol Theology (TPS, TCC)

BS5.2Advanced Biblical Hebrew Reading
30 credits

Module Level: Level 7

 

Pre-Requisites: HB3.3 (Reading Biblical Hebrew), BL4.2 (Reading Biblical Hebrew) or demonstration of equivalent Hebrew proficiency

 

Module Tutor: Eric Ortlund

 

Content: The effective, regular use of Hebrew over the long haul in ministry will be best served if students develop proficiency at reading and understanding deeply the grammatical and syntactical features of larger sections of text from various Old Testament genres (including poetry). This module offers students extended practice in reading Hebrew aloud and in building deeper skills in order to achieve an advanced ability to read, interpret and apply the Hebrew text.

 

Assessment: Class Participation/Weekly Vocabulary Tests (25%); Mid-Term Translation Test (20%); Exam (55%) [Please note that this assessment package may change.]

 

Restrictions: Elective for MTheol (TPS, TCC), MA and PGDip Theology; not available for the PGCert Theology; may not be taken by students who have previously credited BS4.2 or BL4.3

DW6.1Christian Theology of World Religions
30 credits

Module Level: Level 7

 

Module Tutor: Dan Strange

 

Content: After some introductory lectures, we will read and discuss in class a number of seminal texts in the theology of religions. Students will then present a seminar on one scholar within the theology of religions. We will then focus in class on developing the constructive theology of religions using some recently published statements as a foundation for class discussion. Finally we will look at a number of contemporary missiologically based scenarios that might appear in ministry settings. For the essay, students will offer an extended piece of writing focusing on evangelical approaches to other religions and the impact of these on various pastoral and practical issues; the exam will offer a summative assessment of all of the knowledge areas listed above, as well as of students’ skills in textual analysis.

 

Assessment: Seminar (30%); Essay (40%); Exam (30%)

 

Restrictions: Either DW6.1 or CW6.2 compulsory for MTheol (TCC); otherwise elective for MTheol (TPS), MA, PGDip and PGCert Theology

BS5.5Wisdom Literature (Hebrew & English streams)
30 credits

Module Level: Level 7

 

Pre-Requisites: (Hebrew Stream): HB3.3 (Reading BiblicalHebrew), BL4.2 (Reading Biblical Hebrew) or demonstration of equivalent Hebrew proficiency

 

Module Tutor: Chris Ansberry

 

Content: Wisdom Literature (e.g. Proverbs, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Job) is sometimes as neglected as it is precious for Christian life and ministry. This module offers students a coherent, detailed and advanced engagement with the Old Testament Wisdom Literature in either an English or Hebrew stream. The goal is the cultivation of skilful interpretation, reflection and application of biblical wisdom to the uncertainties, ambiguities and limits of knowledge with which life and ministry confront us.

 

Assessment: Book(s) Review (10%); Essay (40%); Unseen Exam (50%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for MTheol (TPS, TCC), MA and PGDip Theology; not available for the PGCert Theology; may not be taken by students who have previously credited BS4.4 or BL4.4

No module (left)
credits
BS6.9Theology of the Book of Acts (Greek & English streams)
30 credits

Module Level: Level 7

 

Module Tutor: Matthew Sleeman

 

Content: A series of discursive classroom sessions will provide students with an overview of Acts as a narrative-theological text. This will be supplemented by set readings which will focus on particular loci within Acts scholarship. These will lead to group discussion. Coursework essays (leading to student-led class seminar-presentations) will variably facilitate, develop and assess the various threshold learning outcomes for the module. Students developing further Greek linguistic skills will receive classes – requiring preparatory work. Students will also develop their appreciation of first-century context, via directed self-reading and reflection. A final exam will draw these elements together.

 

Assessment: Seminar 1 (25%); Seminar 2 (25%); Exam (50%)

 

Restrictions: Elective for MTheol (TPS, TCC), MA, PGDip and PGCert Theology

RP6.7Master’s-Level Guided Reading
30 credits

Module Level: Level 7

 

ModuleTutor: Dependent on Topic Chosen

 

Content: The class contact hours are spent discussing these texts and the issues they raise, with an eye on their use of Scripture and their pastoral applications. The bulk of the study hours will consist of independent reading of the set texts. The balance of contact time to other study time will vary depending on the needs of the student and how many students are taking this module at one time. The assessment consists of essays based on the stipulated readings; where appropriate the assignments may also be informed by other works consulted on the student’s own initiative and their wider exploration of the subject (max.total of 7,500 words). The number of essays (no more than three individual essays) will depend on the readings.

 

Assessment: Essays (up to three, no more than 7,500 words total)

 

Restrictions: ‘Taught’ Elective for MTheol (TPS, TCC), MA, PGDip and PGCert Theology by agreement with the Director of Postgraduate Studies and the proposed tutor; if the student is also taking RP6.2, RP6.3, RP6.4 or RP6.6, the study area must be sufficiently different from the dissertation/project topic as judged by the Faculty; students may notnormally take RP6.7 and RP6.8 together

RP6.7Master’s-Level Guided Reading
30 credits

Module Level: Level 7

 

ModuleTutor: Dependent on Topic Chosen

 

Content: The class contact hours are spent discussing these texts and the issues they raise, with an eye on their use of Scripture and their pastoral applications. The bulk of the study hours will consist of independent reading of the set texts. The balance of contact time to other study time will vary depending on the needs of the student and how many students are taking this module at one time. The assessment consists of essays based on the stipulated readings; where appropriate the assignments may also be informed by other works consulted on the student’s own initiative and their wider exploration of the subject (max.total of 7,500 words). The number of essays (no more than three individual essays) will depend on the readings.

 

Assessment: Essays (up to three, no more than 7,500 words total)

 

Restrictions: ‘Taught’ Elective for MTheol (TPS, TCC), MA, PGDip and PGCert Theology by agreement with the Director of Postgraduate Studies and the proposed tutor; if the student is also taking RP6.2, RP6.3, RP6.4 or RP6.6, the study area must be sufficiently different from the dissertation/project topic as judged by the Faculty; students may notnormally take RP6.7 and RP6.8 together

RP6.8Master’s-Level Guided Reading in a Biblical Language
30 credits

Module Level: Level 7

 

Module Tutor: Dependent on Language Chosen

 

Content: Class time will consist mostly of discussion on the set texts and any linguistic issues, which students will be asked to prepare in advance of class. The bulk of the study hours will consist of independent reading of set texts and independent study of the chosen biblical language. Students may be asked to read sections of grammars and other readings related to the chosen biblical language. The assessment will consist of two tests that are focused on translation, as well as some or all of the following: grammar, syntax, literary features, poetry and theology. The first of these tests will be administered approximately half-way through the term, covering texts assigned up to the mid-term test; the second will be the final exam, and will cover assigned texts throughout the term, as well some unseen texts.

 

Assessment: Mid-Semester Test (30%); Final Exam (70%)

 

Restrictions: ‘Taught’ Elective for MTheol (TPS, TCC), MA, PGDip and PGCert Theology by agreement with the Director of Postgraduate Studies and the proposed tutor; students may not normally take RP6.7 and RP6.8 together

RP6.8Master’s-Level Guided Reading in a Biblical Language
30 credits

Module Level: Level 7

 

Module Tutor: Dependent on Language Chosen

 

Content: Class time will consist mostly of discussion on the set texts and any linguistic issues, which students will be asked to prepare in advance of class. The bulk of the study hours will consist of independent reading of set texts and independent study of the chosen biblical language. Students may be asked to read sections of grammars and other readings related to the chosen biblical language. The assessment will consist of two tests that are focused on translation, as well as some or all of the following: grammar, syntax, literary features, poetry and theology. The first of these tests will be administered approximately half-way through the term, covering texts assigned up to the mid-term test; the second will be the final exam, and will cover assigned texts throughout the term, as well some unseen texts.

 

Assessment: Mid-Semester Test (30%); Final Exam (70%)

 

Restrictions: ‘Taught’ Elective for MTheol (TPS, TCC), MA, PGDip and PGCert Theology by agreement with the Director of Postgraduate Studies and the proposed tutor; students may not normally take RP6.7 and RP6.8 together

Part time pathway

Only Years 1 and 2 of the MTheol may be done part time (over 4 years).

Part time students start on either Year A or Year B depending on which year they start 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 4
Year 2 of 4
Year 3 of 4
Year 4 of 4
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BD2.1Biblical Studies III (Biblical Theology)
10 credits

ModuleLevel: Level 5

 

ModuleTutor: Brad Bitner

 

Content:The whole Bible is the Word of God and interprets itself to us as we learn to grasp its one, unified story of redemption and the relationship of the parts to thewhole. In this module students explore issues such as unfolding biblical themes, covenant theology, the law and the Christian life and practice communicating and applying these helpfully with a view to a ministry setting.

 

Assessment:Written Reflection(75%), Written Application (25%)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

BD2.2Biblical Studies IV (Canonical Exegesis)
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

ModuleTutors: Chris Ansberry, Brad Bitner

 

Content: Skillful interpretation and application of biblical texts ultimately requires practice in reflecting carefully on select texts. In this module students will be guided to engage deeply with at least one significant Old Testament and one significant New Testament text in order to be able to understand, communicate and apply their insights into these texts with clarity and relevance.

 

Assessment: Essay (100%)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

MP2.2 Pastoral Ministry I
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5


Module Tutors: Steve Midgley, Andrew Nicholls


Content: Personal ministry skills such as listening, attending to process and the ability wisely to apply the Bible to people are essential for pastoral ministry. This module develops an approach to biblical counselling, conversational ministry, and safeguarding concerns and offers students opportunities to practice their skills in extended, structured conversations.


Assessment: Counselling Triad Journal (40%), Essay (60%)


Restrictions: Compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

BM2.1Word Ministry I
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

Module Tutor: Tim Ward

 

Content: The Word of God is central to Christian ministry in all its various forms. In this module students will consider the theology of word ministry, the spirituality of the word minister and how to move effectively from text to sermon, talk or study.

 

Assessment: Text of a Sermon (55%), Outline of Exegesis, Reflection and Structure (45%)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

MP2.7Weekly Church Placement II
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 provides an opportunity for students to continue to grow in godliness, knowledge and skills and to learn by observation, engagement and critical self-appraisal within a local ministry setting.


Assessment: Placement Portfolio (Pass/Fail)


Restrictions: Compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

MP2.3 or MP2.4 Anglican Ministry or Independent Ministry
10 credits

MP2.3 Anglican Ministry

 

Module Level: Level 5

 

Module Tutor: Johnny Juckes, Dave Walker

 

Content: Preparation for ministry in the Church of England requires a knowledge of the history, theology and practice of corporate worship, an awareness and engagement with different views and practices, and growth in leadership skills and godliness. This module leads students toward a generous yet critical and convictional evaluation of models for parish life and ministry. Students begin to move from principles to practice in the rhythms and complexities of parish life and leadership.

 

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

 

Restrictions: Either MP2.3 or MP2.4 normally compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

 

 

MP2.4 Independent Ministry

 

ModuleLevel: Level 5

 

ModuleTutor: Graham Beynon

 

Content: Preparation for ministry in Independent or Presbyterian churches requires a knowledge of the history, theology and practice of corporate worship, an awareness and engagement with different views and practices, and growth in leadership skills and godliness. This module leads students toward a generous yet critical and convictional evaluation of models for church life and ministry. Students begin to move from principles to practice in the rhythms and complexities of church life and leadership.

 

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

 

Restrictions: Either MP2.3 or MP2.4 normally compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DC2.2Doctrine II
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

Pre-Requisites: DC1.2 or equivalent

 

ModuleTutor: Christopher Stead

 

Content: This is the second of two modules introducing the main areas of systematic theology within the Reformed Protestant tradition. Students will examine in some depth the doctrines of the work of Christ, the person and work of the Holy Spirit, the church and eschatology.

 

Assessment: Essay (100%)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DC2.7Evangelism & Apologetics
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

Module Tutor: Dan Strange

 

Content: Sharing the Gospel involves interacting with varieties of people and cultural assumptions. This module equips students with a biblical approach to presuppositional apologetics and facilitates reflective engagement with a non-Christian in a practical evangelistic/apologetic setting.

 

Assessment: Contextualised Written Assignment (100%)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

DM2.1Introduction to Christian Ethics
10 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

ModuleTutor: Kristi Mair

 

Content: Ethical decision making is complex. In this module students engage with the Bible and some of the major schools of ethical thought in the Western tradition in order to appreciate the importance and complexity of reaching ethical conclusions in the Christian life and ministry.

 

Assessment: Essay (100%)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

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MP2.7Weekly Church Placement II
0 credits

Module Level: Level 5

 

Placements Coordinators: David Baldwin, Graham Beynon, JohnnyJuckes, 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 continue to grow in godliness, knowledge and skills and to learn by observation, engagement and critical self-appraisal within a local ministry setting.

 

Assessment: Placement Portfolio (Pass/Fail)

 

Restrictions: Compulsory for DipHE and BA (Hons) Theology

Years 3 & 4 - see full time