Certificate in Theology, Ministry and Mission

This programme is validated by Durham University. The certificate is the equivalent of the first year of a three-year degree course; modules are taught at Level 4.

WHO IS IT FOR?

This course is ideal for those wishing to begin studying theology. Those who complete the certificate programme as full-time students will gain the additional benefits of a deeper engagement in the Trinity community.

WHAT IS INVOLVED?

All certificate students complete taught modules totalling 120 credits. Full-time certificate students can choose to join our gathered learning community in Bristol on Tuesday, Thursday, and/or Friday mornings, or to join our dispersed learners, who come to college in block weeks throughout the year for classes. Part-time certificate students can join us for classes on Tuesday nights. Certificate students also participate in an induction week and study skills sessions. Take a look at our sample module list to see some of topics with which you may engage.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED?

At least one A-level or equivalent. Relevant work experience may be considered. Applicants will need to demonstrate their potential to benefit from study at this level. The certificate provides the ideal foundation to theology and, should you be considering the possibility of studying towards an MA in the long term, it best translates into studying at MA level (as long as the mark obtained in the certificate meets Durham’s minimum requirement, and you have a previous degree in any discipline of at least a 2.1).

TIME MANAGEMENT

Full-time study will require about the same amount of work as a full-time job, so you will need to plan your time accordingly.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO ATTEND CLASSES BUT NOT DO THE ASSESSED COURSE?

The teaching is available to those who wish to attend lectures without the pressure of having to write assignments. Students can choose one or two modules that interest them rather than having to do the whole course.

HOW DO I APPLY?

If you are interested in completing the certificate as a full-time student, please contact Alison Branston (admissions@trinitycollegebristol.ac.uk or 0117 968 0254). If you would like to complete the certificate as a part-time student, please contact Jo Norman (jo.norman@trinitycollegebristol.ac.uk or 0117 968 0253).

 

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