Our foundation year course is a one-year full-time programme, consisting of 120 credits (6 x 20 credit modules) . This one-year programme 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.
The foundation year programme delivers the following modules to prepare you for any one of our BA theology programmes.
Introduction to Theological English
This module introduces students to theological English, including common theological terminology, different forms of theological texts and an exploration of the genres of writing found in Christian scripture. The module complements the English for Academic Purposes module with discipline-specific examples of academic writing commonly used in the study of theology.
Communication and Technology for Academic Purposes
This module provides students with an introduction to information technology and communication for academic purposes. This includes use of technology in research and information gathering, preparation of written assignments and enhancing oral presentations and in establishing effective practices for the storage and categorisation of documents and other information.
English for Academic Purposes
This module introduces students to foundational knowledge, understanding and skills required for the use of academic English and how this differs from other forms of written English expression. It will provide students with opportunities to develop the confidence and skills required for current and future programmes of study as they seek to develop their own academic voice.
Introduction to Academic Skills
This module introduces students to the core academic competencies required for higher education study, including analysing and solving problems using appropriate methods; responding appropriately to assessment questions; creative, critical and reflective thinking; bringing a diversity of authors and perspectives into dialogue with each other and developing a coherent line of argument.
Principles of Leadership
This module provides students with an introduction to some important Principles of leadership. The module is intended to enable students to apply theoretical frameworks, ideas and arguments to real-world situations. The module is also intended to support students in exploring their own leadership style and increase their self-awareness.
Introduction to Biblical Studies
This module enables students to gain introductory knowledge and understanding of key concepts in theological study, through introducing foundational ideas of Christian doctrine and relating these to the real-life practices of followers of Jesus Christ, from the Biblical narratives to the present day, reflecting on their own theological assumptions as they explore other Christian traditions and theological ideas.
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 below:
- 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.
On successful completion of the programme you will be awarded a Master of Arts(BA) degree.
Modes of Delivery
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.
Students are assessed using a variety of assignments, class based activities and presentations.
Duration of Programme
- 1 years (full time)
- 2 years (part time)
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.
Classroom lessons and our virtual learning environment are used to deliver all resources for this course including:
- Study materials
- Tutor support
- External resources
- Discussion with other students
Full-Time, Part-Time and Blended – September
Fully Online / Distance – Anytime
How to apply
To apply for one of our courses, click the apply now button below.
Alternatively, please call our admissions office on 020 8429 4356 or email email@example.com.