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, with modules being taught at Level 4.

WHO IS IT FOR?

This course is ideal for those wishing to begin studying theology. With careful time management, it is possible to study alongside a full- or part-time job. The part-time student community consists of a mixture of ages and church backgrounds. A few will be preparing for Anglican Ordination but most will be wanting to explore their Christian faith and deepen their knowledge of God to equip them for their current or future ministry.

WHAT IS INVOLVED?

All students will complete taught modules totalling 120 credits. This can be completed in two or three years but a minimum of 40 credits must be achieved each year. It is taught on Tuesday evenings during term time. Lectures start at 7.15pm and run until 9.20pm with a coffee break. Students can choose to come for supper at 6pm and also join us for a short service at 6.40pm.

Modules are taught by Trinity College and Bristol Baptist College faculty. Take a look at our sample module list for an idea of the topics with which you may engage.

It is also possible to study for a Foundation Award, consisting of 60 credits which can be completed in one or two years. You would choose your modules from those offered for the 120-credit Certificate programme. It is possible to register for the Foundation Award and to carry those credits towards the Certificate if you decided you wanted to continue into further study. This is a more flexible option for those with limited time available. Foundation Award students also participate in an induction session and receive some help with study skills.

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 MANAGMENT

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

HOW DO I APPLY?

Please contact Jo Norman with any questions: jo.norman@trinitycollegebristol.ac.uk or 0117 968 0253.

 

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