Certificate and Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission
The Certificate taken in Year One comprises 120 credits at Level 4, leading on to the Diploma in Year Two to gain a further 120 credits at Level 5, totalling 240 credits over two years. The learning at Level 4 is introductory, whereas at Level 5 it is pursued in greater depth.
Year One (Certificate): Modules in Bible, Church History, Doctrine, Worship, Spirituality, Mission, Pastoral Care, and Theological Reflection
Year Two: (Diploma): Modules in Old Testament, New Testament, Doctrine, Sacraments, Ethics, Leadership, and Reflective Practice
Assessment of each paper is by means of coursework (essay, written reflection, etc.) or by oral presentation (seminar presentation, sermon, etc.)
Teaching and Learning
These programmes are delivered through a variety of teaching and learning methods (e.g. lectures, seminars, placements, etc.). These are 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.
Normally a minimum of one A-level or equivalent (Certificate) or two A-levels or equivalent (Diploma).
For mature students, relevant work experience will be considered in place of formal academic qualifications.
For more details please see Durham University Common Awards Programmes.