THEOLOGY DEGREE COURSES

The following courses are validated by Newman University

UNDERGRADUATE (BA) PROGRAMMES

  • BA (Hons) Theology and Ministerial Leadership

  • BA (Hons) Theology and Ministry with Counselling

  • BA (Hons) Theology and Ministry with Entrepreneurship

  • BA (Hons) Theology and Ministry with Media Culture

  • BA (Hons) Theology and Ministry with Youth Work and Music

Our undergraduate programmes combine academic excellence with opportunities to develop practical ministry skills. You will gain a UK undergraduate degree awarded by Newman University and develop skills for future leadership and ministry roles in churches or other organisations.

Alongside one of the five specialist areas, your programme will also cover theology, biblical studies, leadership, mission and contemporary culture, as well as academic skills such as communication and critical thinking required of higher education in the UK.

Foundation Year

We also offer a foundation year. This is a one-year programme that will ensure you have the foundational skills needed to undertake one of our BA programmes. This programme is particularly suitable for applicants without A-Level qualifications. As part of the admissions process, we will work with you to decide which programme you should start with.

Flexibility to Suit You: Campus-based or Distance Learning, Full-time or Part-time

We offer both campus-based and distance learning programmes, or a combination of the two. Our campus-based programmes are delivered in Harrow, North West London, with teaching taking place for a full-day every Friday during term time. Our distance learning programmes are structured flexibly to fit your availability, but you will need to set aside a regular time for study each week.

All our programmes can be undertaken full-time or part-time. Typically, our full-time undergraduate programmes take three years and part-time, either four and a half years or six years depending upon how many modules you take each year. On a full-time programme you will undertake 120 credits per year (six 20-credit modules) and part-time you will undertake 80 credits per year (four 20-credit modules).

You can start our distance learning programme at any time during the academic year.

Course Fees and Student Finance

The course fee for the College’s BA programmes is £6,000 per year. If studying part-time, the fees will be spread over either four-and-a-half or six years depending on how many modules you want to study each year.

Student finance backed by the UK government is available for all the College’s undergraduate programmes. To find out whether you are eligible for UK student finance please visit: https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance

For students who are not eligible to receive UK student finance, we offer a range of flexible options for you to pay in instalments.

Entry requirements

  • This is a professional programme in theology and Christian ministry: We are looking for a commitment to undertaking Christian ministry in addition to applicants meeting the academic entry requirements.
  • 2 A levels, an alternative level 3 qualification or for students aged over 21 there is also the opportunity to apply based on ministry experience and then undertaking our initial student evaluation (ISE).
  • English Language ability at GCSE grade C / 5 or above. Applicants who don’t have the equivalent of an English Language GCSE (at grade C/5) will need to take the Cambridge English Proficiency Test and achieve a level B2.
  • A basic level of proficiency in Information Technology (especially email and word-processing) is expected of all applicants but developing additional IT skills takes place through the College’s IT skills training programme.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Applicants may be eligible for RPL if they have undertaken similar study at another higher education institution and wish to either transfer individual module credits or transfer directly onto the second or third year of the degree programme if they have a CertHE or Foundation Degree/DipHe respectively.

How to apply

To apply for one of our courses, please download an application form.

Alternatively, please call our admissions officer Omolara Akinola on 020 8429 4356 or email her at admissions@christredeemer.ac.uk

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POSTGRADUATE (MA) PROGRAMME

  • MA Theology, Leadership and Ministry

Our MA programme aims to equip Christian leaders to an advanced level with systematic, theoretical and theological knowledge to develop your leadership and ministry skills at Masters Degree level. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will have developed enhanced skills in critical thinking, and be able to evaluate complex and sometimes contradictory theological viewpoints. You will be able to approach theological texts and ideas with well-developed skills of theological reflection and will be aware of your own theological assumptions, and you will have further enhanced your oral and written communication skills.

Flexibility to Suit You: Full-time or Part-time

Our programme is comprised of six 20-credit taught modules and a 60-credit dissertation. The programme can be taken full-time or part-time:

  • Full-time: You will take two 20-credit modules each term over 1 year and complete your dissertation once you have completed the taught element of the programme.
  • Part-time: You will take one 20-credit module each term over a two-year period followed by the dissertation.

Typically, our MA classes are delivered in 3-day teaching blocks once a month (from Thursday at 10am to Saturday at 4pm) at our campus in Harrow, North West London.

Module Content:

Christian Leadership in the 21st Century

Theoretical frameworks, concepts and arguments that inform contemporary understandings of leadership in the 21st Century; development of Christian leaders which is both informed by and distinctive from secular leadership theory.

Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology

Historical and contemporary developments in Pentecostal and Charismatic theology drawing on scholarship in both Africa and the West and relating this to the changing contexts for the church.

Cross-Cultural Mission

Cross-cultural and multi-directional mission with emphasis on non-Western Christian migration to the West; missiological theory and emerging missional contexts resulting from globalisation, post-Christendom, post-modernism, advances in technology, and changing geopolitical and cultural realities.

Advanced Theological Reflection

Developments within pastoral and practical theology and their implications for theological reflection; the pastoral cycle applied to contemporary leadership and practical ministry issues and challenges; theological reflection from other Christian traditions and the potential uses of these in different ministry contexts.

Research Methods

Research questions and objectives; quantitative and qualitative research methodologies; developing and undertaking postgraduate research projects in theology; preparation for the dissertation.

Church-Planting and Multiplication: Theory and Methods

Contemporary theories, methods and approaches related to church-planting and multiplication; missiological theories and ideas; missional practice; the development of strategic church-planting planning processes and church multiplication movements.

Independent Study Module

An optional module in which students develop an independent learning project on a topic, issue, or ministerial area relevant to the study of the theory and practice of theology, leadership and ministry not covered in other taught modules.

Dissertation

A major research project comprising an extensive review of relevant literature and original field research, including a critical review of research methods, collection of data, analysis, conclusions and recommendations for further research and practical application.

Course Fees

The course fee for the College’s MA programme is £8,500 per year.

We offer a range of flexible options for you to pay in instalments.

Entry requirements

  • This is a professional programme in theology and Christian ministry. We are looking for a commitment to Christian ministry in addition to applicants meeting the academic entry requirements.
  • A first degree in theology or a theology-related subject, or equivalent professional experience. Professional experience and/or aptitude for the academic study of theology may be assessed through the submission of written work if the first degree is not theology. Normally, the College expects applicants to have a 2:1 at undergraduate level. Students with a 2:2 degree may be eligible to audit one module and undertake a non-credit-bearing assessment to evaluate their suitability for undertaking the MA degree.
  • A basic level of proficiency in Information Technology (especially email and word-processing) is expected of all applicants but developing additional IT skills takes place through the College’s IT skills training programme.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Applicants may be eligible for RPL if they have undertaken similar study at another higher education institution and wish to either transfer individual module credits or transfer directly onto the second or third year of the degree programme if they have a CertHE or Foundation Degree/DipHe respectively.

How to apply

To apply for one of our courses, please download an application form.

Alternatively, please call our admissions officer Omolara Akinola on 020 8429 4356 or email her at admissions@christredeemer.ac.uk

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