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Ministerial Theology

University of Roehampton

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £8815.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This course is ideal for those who are already working in Christian ministry and mission. It gives you the opportunity to develop your intellectual and practical expertise, while continuing to work in your local church or community. 

This foundation degree is specifically designed for people who have little or no previous academic experience but are keen to learn new ideas and skills. There is the option, upon successful completion of the FdA, to study for a further year to gain a BTh honours degree in Ministerial Theology. 

All students undertake a long ministry placement for the duration of the foundation degree. This will normally be at your home church, where you will be supported by a local mentor. Your mentor will provide supervision and will be someone who knows you and your Christian ministry. Roehampton teaching staff will also visit you in your church. 

You will also have a short ministry placement in another church or ministry context, which is carefully chosen with your local mentor to ensure a rich and valuable experience. The work you do in your local church or community counts towards the credits you need to successfully complete the course. There are also specially-designed study days for evangelists, worship leaders, pastoral assistants and preachers. 

You will join a large ministerial theology student body, ranging from foundation level to PhD, and benefit from Roehampton's historical roots as an institution with strong connections to the church. Chapel is held regularly during term and students are encouraged to attend and participate. All of our ministry students become members of our Whitelands College and benefit from the chaplaincy facilities there. 

Teaching takes place out of working hours, giving you the space to manage your other commitments. Staff have a wide range of research interests and expertise, but particular specialisms include African Christianity, Christian education, congregational studies, ecclesiology, Pentecostalism, New Testament and transnational churches. 

This course is ideal for those who are already working in Christian ministry and mission. It gives you the opportunity to develop your intellectual and practical expertise, while continuing to work in your local church or community.  This foundation degree is specifically designed for people who have little or no previous academic experience but are keen to...

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Course Content

Year one 

  • Develop your understanding of the nature of the Old and New Testament scripture and explore the theory and practice of relating scripture to both the historical and contemporary context.  
  • Address the question ‘What is Ministry?’ and reflect on your own spiritual journey.  
  • Other modules include Navigating Church History and Christian Doctrine. 

Year two 

  • Begin a ministry placement and continue to develop your ability to observe, describe, analyse and evaluate your own ministry practice.  
  • Develop your understanding of Christian ethics, reflect on how Christians theologise about encounter with other faiths, develop your theology and practice of preaching, and explore liturgy and liberty in worship.  
  • A short ministry placement puts you in a different ministry context, allowing you to experience how other Christian traditions do church. 

Continue onto year three to gain a Bachelor of Theology. 

Year three 

  • Investigate the theology and practice of pastoral care, consider how different theologies have developed around the world or learn about the art and science of biblical interpretation - hermeneutics.  
  • Choose to study a topic of interest to you in-depth as a special essay or a dissertation, where you will produce a sustained piece of theological reflection on an aspect of Christian ministry.

Year one  Develop your understanding of the nature of the Old and New Testament scripture and explore the theory and practice of relating scripture to both the historical and contemporary context.   Address the question ‘What is Ministry?’ and reflect on your own spiritual journey.   Other...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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Grove House Roehampton

Full Time, 2 years

September, 2020

£8815.00

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Entry Requirements

The University uses the UCAS Tariff to compare applicants with different qualifications. This also allows us to consider applicants who themselves have taken a range of different qualifications. Many programmes have specific entry requirements, so it is advisable to check on our website before you apply.

All offers are subject to the University's general entrance requirements. For undergraduate courses, these are as follows:

  • passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Level;
  • a pass in one subject at GCE Advanced Level plus (a) passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level, or (b) a Vocational A-Level Single Award, or (c) two Vocational A-Level part Awards;
  • a Vocational A-Level Double Award; or
  • a Vocational A-Level Single Award plus (a) two Vocational A-Level part Awards, or (b) passes in two distinct subjects at GCE Advanced Subsidiary Level; or
  • a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma; or
  • a Scottish Certificate of Education with (a) passes in five subjects, including at least three at Higher grade, or (b) passes in four subjects all at Higher grade or New Higher grade; or
  • the full Diploma of the International Baccalaureate; or
  • an Irish Leaving Certificate with passes in four subjects at Grade C at the Higher level.

For some courses we require applicants to achieve a GCSE Grade C or above in specific subjects, or an equivalent qualification. The information below lists the equivalent qualifications we can accept.

If you require any further advice on our entry requirements, please contact the Enquiries Office at undergraduate@roehampton.ac.uk, or by calling 020 8392 3232.

If you are applying from overseas and require specific advice about your qualifications, you can visit the country pages or contact our international team on international@roehampton.ac.uk or by calling 0208 392 3192.

Acceptable English Qualifications (UK students)

  • GCSE at Grade C or above
  • Equivalent Access course modules at Level 2 or above
  • Functional Skills Level 2 English with a pass grade (Not acceptable for BA Primary Education)
  • Key Skills Level 2 English with a pass grade (Not acceptable for BA Primary Education)

The University of Roehampton also recognises the test offered by the organisation Equivalency Testing, which sets and operates GCSE Equivalency Testing in English, Mathematics and Science. Please contact them on +44 (0)1277 203336 for further information or visit their website, www.equivalencytesting.com

Submission of Your Results:

You should send a copy of your results to: admissions@roehampton.ac.uk.

BA Primary Education and PGCE students must submit their original certificates.

If you are applying as an EU or International student you will find a list of acceptable English qualifications on our international webpages.

Acceptable Mathematics Qualifications

  • GCSE at Grade C or above
  • Equivalent Access course modules at Level 2 or above
  • Functional Skills Level 2 Maths with a pass grade (Not acceptable for BA Primary Education)
  • Key Skills Level 2 Adult Numeracy or Application of Number (Not acceptable for BA Primary Education)

The University uses the UCAS Tariff to compare applicants with different qualifications. This also allows us to consider applicants who themselves have taken a range of different qualifications. Many programmes have specific entry requirements, so it is advisable to check on our website before you apply. All offers are subject to the University's general...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
100%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
100% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
100% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
100% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
98% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
98% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
100% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
93% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
83% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
88% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
71% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
83% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
86% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
90% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
90% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
86% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
90% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
95% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
95% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
86% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
86% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
95% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
95% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
86% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
88% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
80% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
87% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points0

  • Employment Rate95%

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

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