Biblical Studies and Theology

A course that develops your skills and knowledge for a variety of Christian professions that call for a deep understanding of theology and practice. This course can be completed entirely online for those living further afield.

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Key Facts



Cert HE (Hons) Biblical Studies and Theology

Degree Duration

1 year :



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Degree Overview

This course is for those who always wanted to study theology at university level, but never managed to find the time. In many instances, their studies, ministry or career took them in a different direction. They now find themselves serving in churches, schools, missional organisations and the third sector, feeling the need for a more structured approach to their study of the Bible and Christian theology.

For students unable to attend campus a fully online programme of teaching is available.

The Biblical Studies and Theology Certificate of Higher Education equips students with the tools, knowledge and skills they need to effectively study and teach the Old and New Testaments. Students learn how to see their own beliefs and practices within the context of the church’s 2000 year history. And they gain fluency in discussing the major doctrines that have shaped the Christian faith.

Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Higher Education which equates to 120 credits at Level 4. They can finish their studies at that point, or continue studying toward our FdA/BTh undergraduate degrees in Theology, Mission and Practice. The content of this course is the same as the first year of these degrees.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Graduates from our programme have pursued careers in church ministry, social services, chaplaincy, religious education and Christian charities. Many have also gone on to study at the Masters and doctoral levels.

In order to enhance the development of your skills and experience, at Level 5 you will be given the opportunity to choose a specific programme track from the following options: ·Christian Education ·Chaplaincy ·Pastoral Ministry & Care ·Missional Leadership

Through your professional placements, the final year project, and periodic seminars conducted by professionals working in the field, you’ll have the opportunity to develop the real world knowledge and skills that are essential to success in your area of interest.