The Bachelor of Arts comprises a total of 360 credits taken full-time over three years through a series of 20 credit and 10 credit modules, with 120 credits taken in each year.
The learning at Level 4 is introductory, whereas at Level 5 and 6 it is pursued in greater depth.
A Bachelor of Arts with Approved Prior Learning (APL) can be achieved with 240 credits taken over two years.
Outline: Bachelor of Arts (360 credits)
Year One: Modules in Bible, Church History, Doctrine, Worship, Spirituality, Mission, Pastoral Care, and Theological Reflection
Year Two: Modules in Old Testament, New Testament, Doctrine, Sacraments, Ethics, Leadership, and Reflective Practice
Year Three: Modules in Bible, Ministry in Multi-faith Contexts, and Global Mission, Further options can be chosen in Theological Studies and Pastoral Studies, or a Dissertation
Assessment of each paper is by means of coursework (essay, written reflection, etc.) or by oral presentation (seminar presentation, sermon, etc.).
Outline: Bachelor of Arts with Approved Prior Learning (240 credits)
Year One: Modules in Spirituality, Pastoral Care, Mission, Old Testament, New Testament, Doctrine, and Theological Reflection
Year Two: Modules in Ethics, Sacraments, Leadership, Bible, Doctrine, and Reflective Practice, a Long Independent Study
Assessment of each paper by means of coursework (essay, written reflection, etc.) or by oral presentation (seminar presentation, sermon, etc.).
Teaching and Learning
The study and learning for both of these programmes is enabled by a variety of teaching and learning methods (e.g. lectures, seminars, placements).
These will be supported by your own preparatory reading, and may also involve class discussions and activities to complete outside of class.
For learners with specific learning needs (e.g. dyslexia) and for those who are returning to full-time education following a long gap, support is available.
Bachelor of Arts: normally a minimum of three A-levels or equivalent. For mature students, relevant work experience will be considered in place of formal academic qualifications.
Bachelor of Arts with APL: normally a minimum of 120 Level 4 credits covering Bible, Theology and Pastoral topics studied within the last five years.