The following gives an overview of our Level 5 undergraduate modules. All modules are worth 20 credits, unless stated otherwise. Exactly which of these modules you will take depends on your pathway through the programme. For modules at different levels, see Level 4, Level 6 and Level 7.

 

Biblical Studies

Biblical Studies

This module enables focused study of specific books and passages from the Old and New Testaments, including orientation to the genres of material being discussed. It explores different critical approaches to the study of Old and New Testaments, and the responsible use of the Bible in Christian theology, preaching and praxis.

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew & Intermediate New Testament Greek

Gaining fluency in Biblical Hebrew and New Testament Greek respectively (10 credits each).

 

Christian Doctrine & Ethics

Topics in Christian Doctrine

This module examines central Christian theological affirmations about the doctrine of creation, Christology and soteriology, and considers what follows for Christian life and practice. It introduces students to theological debates about these doctrines down the centuries and explores some of the implications of these for Christian life and practice.

Christian Faith and Ethical Living

This module addresses the foundations of Christian ethical reasoning, offering a theological account of core Christian moral concepts. You shall discuss their application to issues currently subject to sharp controversy within and outside the Church: sexual ethics, family, distributive justice and poverty, and Christian participation in public life.

 

Worship and Spirituality

Texts and Traditions in Christian Spirituality

This module aims to engage with a range of voices from the Christian spiritual tradition in relation to disciplines of academic study, including disciplines shared by non-theological subject areas. It introduces students to the study of spirituality as well as to a range of texts from the writings of great figures within the tradition of Christian spirituality.

Sacramental Theology and Ministry

This module reflects on the way that the sacraments of baptism and eucharist or communion are celebrated in our Churches and on historical, cultural and theological factors shaping this. Students draw on what they are learning from academic sources to help Christians in their local context grow in understanding of these pivotal practices for church life.

 

Reflective Practice, Ministry & Mission

Reflective Practice in Context

The focus of this module (and corresponding placement) is theology in the contemporary public arena. It offers the opportunity to experience, and reflect upon, the ways in which theology might be expressed and exercised in the realms of business, civic organisation or politics.

Mission and Evangelism

This module explores how modern methods of mission seek to offer the world the news of God’s unconditional love. It examines contemporary, contextual and pioneer approaches to Christian mission in theory and in practice, aiming better to understand one’s call to mission, and how to live that call in one’s own future ministry.

Developing Ministry and Mission in Context

This module explores the relationship between mission and the diversity of contexts within which the contemporary Church serves and witnesses. You shall reflect upon the theology of the mission of God as well as contemporary practices of outreach in the Christian churches, including Fresh Expressions of Church. The placement element of this module involves an extended team mission project.

Developing Ministry and Worship in Context

You shall examine core areas of congregational ministry, including leading worship and preaching. The module emphasises developing your facility in reflective practice as crucial to leading and enabling worship and discipleship in local churches. The placement element of this module enlarges your experience of ministry in these areas by work in a church that differs in some key respects from those with which you are most familiar.

Pastoral Care

In this module, you shall learn the theory and develop some of the skills for effective Christian pastoral ministry. You will reflect on the various settings for pastoral ministry and also upon the discernment and sensitivities they require. The module also examines the relationship between pastoral care and mission. (Ordination training students shall also study pastoral theology and practice in relation to sexuality and marriage, as well as to bereavement ministry and funerals.) The placement element of this module is an extended placement in pastoral ministry.

 

Independent Study

Independent Learning Project

This module provides an opportunity to undertake self-directed study on a topic of the student’s choice under the supervision of a tutor.

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