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DipHE in Theology, Ministry and Mission (Part Time)

Bristol Baptist College

Diploma Of Higher Education , Christian Studies

Course Description

Bristol Baptist College’s Diploma programme give students the opportunity to:

  • develop and demonstrate an understanding and critical appreciation of the Bible and Christian tradition.
  • integrate knowledge and understanding of the Christian tradition with the development of professional and vocational skills.
  • develop and demonstrate the ability to evaluate arguments and points of view – including those not held by the student – fairly, sensitively and with intellectual rigour.
  • develop the discipline and skills to pursue in-depth study of more specialised areas of the subject.

This course will be of interest to those preparing for various forms of Christian ministry, and to anyone wishing to deepen their discipleship and understanding of theology within a Christian context. It is taught in partnership with Trinity College, Bristol and students study alongside those training for ministry in the Church of England.

There is a specialist pathway through the Diploma for those interested in Baptist accredited ministry. This includes a number of required modules but also gives the opportunity for options. Other students can make their own choice of modules from across the subject areas of the awards.

The programme includes the opportunity to gain credit for work and reflection carried out in a placement church or context. For those on a ministerial pathway this is a required element of the programme.

Bristol Baptist College’s Diploma programme give students the opportunity to: develop and demonstrate an understanding and critical appreciation of the Bible and Christian tradition. integrate knowledge and understanding of the Christian tradition with the development of professional and vocational skills. develop and demonstrate the ability to...

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Course Content

Having covered a wide range of topics at Certificate level to give them a firm foundation in theological study, Diploma students progress to Level 5, where they deepen their knowledge and understanding in of Bible, Christian Tradition and Ministry and Mission.

Topics covered include:

Biblical Interpretation
Old and New Testament Texts
Christian Doctrine, History or Ethics
Students can choose other modules depending on their pathway or interest:
Developing Preaching
Worship Principles and Practice
New Testament Greek
Biblical Hebrew
Christian Faith and the Environment
Management and Theology
Urban Ministry and Mission
Rural Ministry and Mission
Baptist History and Principles
Mission and Apologetics in Contemporary Culture
Theology, Context and Diversity in Children and Youth Ministry
Pastoral Care
Leadership

Having covered a wide range of topics at Certificate level to give them a firm foundation in theological study, Diploma students progress to Level 5, where they deepen their knowledge and understanding in of Bible, Christian Tradition and Ministry and Mission. Topics covered include: Biblical Interpretation Old and New Testament Texts

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Entry Requirements

  • At least two A levels or equivalent
  • Motivation and preparation for study
  • Other formal qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • Relevant work and life experience will also be considered
  • Where applicants do not meet entry requirements they may be asked to write an assignment to demonstrate their ability to work at the appropriate level.

Additional Requirements:

  • A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service report (in the case of students applying for a ministerial or children and family pathway)
  • Appropriate relevant experience (in the case of students applying for a children and family pathway)
  • A face to face interview will normally be required
  • Satisfactory references

At least two A levels or equivalent Motivation and preparation for study Other formal qualifications will be considered on an individual basis Relevant work and life experience will also be considered Where applicants do not meet entry requirements they may be asked to write an assignment to demonstrate their ability to work at the...

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Additional Information

If you have already achieved a qualification such as a CertHE or foundation degree, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be eligible for credit transfer or accreditation of prior learning. We will need to be assured that you have met the learning outcomes of the modules from which you wish to be exempted. For more information please consult our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

Part-time study: When studied part-time, the duration of the course depends on the speed at wish you wish to progress through it. This is called the ‘intensity of study’. For example, studying half-time would be equivalent to 50% intensity of study and would typically double the length of the course from 2 to 4 years. Please note that this does not necessarily mean that you will only need to attend for 2.5 days per week at all times of the course. Because you will be attending modules that are on the full-time timetable, depending on your choice of optional and required modules, at some points you may need to attend on any day between Tuesday and Friday. It is permitted to change intensity of study during your course.

If you have already achieved a qualification such as a CertHE or foundation degree, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be eligible for credit transfer or accreditation of prior learning. We will need to be assured that you have met the learning outcomes of the modules from which you wish to be exempted. For more information please consult our Accreditation...

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