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Queen’s has a Collaboration Agreement with Newman University, Birmingham for validation of academic programmes and pathways:

Bachelor of Arts in Theology (at Level 6 only)

We are no longer recruiting to the BA in Theology Validated by Newman University. However, many former or existing students will continue to work on this programme over the next 3 years. If you are a former student who completed the Diploma in HE validated by Newman University within the last five years and would like to talk to us about the possibility of “topping up” to the full BA please get in touch as soon as possible: admissions@queens.ac.uk.

Name BA in Theology (at Level 6 only)
Qualification BA
Summary Through a combination of teaching, placement work and enquiry-based learning, the programme seeks: to foster in students the distinctive skills, understanding and habits of reflective practice that best exemplify, resource and promote the Church’s mission in the world; to enable students to deepen their critical understanding of both classical and contemporary expressions of Christianity, with a focus on lived experience and the peculiar challenges presented by the diversity of current contexts in the UK and across the world; to inform students’ current ministerial practice with a broad range of theological resources; to provide the necessary formation, skills and self-awareness to equip students for recognized roles of public ministry.
FHEQ level 4, 5 and 6
Credits 360
Duration (years) 3 (full time) or 6 (part time)
Assessment 100% coursework completed continuously throughout study. This coursework will be a mixture of formats.
Further information Please contact Queen’s for further information
Graduate Diploma in Theology

We are no longer recruiting to the Graduate Diploma validated by Newman University however several of our students continue to complete this award. 

Name Graduate Diploma in Theology
Qualification Grad Dip
Summary Through a combination of teaching, placement work and enquiry-based learning, the programme seeks: to foster in students the distinctive skills, understanding and habits of reflective practice that best exemplify, resource and promote the Church’s mission in the world; to enable students to deepen their critical understanding of both classical and contemporary expressions of Christianity, with a focus on lived experience and the peculiar challenges presented by the diversity of current contexts in the UK and across the world; to inform students’ current ministerial practice with a broad range of theological resources; to provide the necessary formation, skills and self-awareness to equip students for recognized roles of public ministry.
FHEQ level 6
Credits 120
Duration (years) 1 (full time) or 2 (part time)
Assessment 100% coursework completed continuously throughout study. This coursework will be a mixture of formats. 
Further information Please contact Queen’s for further information
Post Graduate Certificate (various)
Name Post Graduate Certificate
Qualification PGCert
Areas Leading in the Church; Inter Faith Engagement; Transformative Theologies of Gender; Black Ministries and Leadership; Theology and Practice.
Summary Through a combination of teaching, placement work and enquiry-based learning, the Post Graduate Certificate programme seeks to: enable students to gain high level skills as reflective practitioners who are self-critical, who can deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively and who can make sound judgements; acquire in depth knowledge and understanding of a specific field of Christian theology and practice which is informed by current scholarship and research; develop their capacity for self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level; gain a conceptual understanding that enables the student to evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline or field, to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses; make an independent contribution to knowledge within a discipline or chosen field of professional practice.
FHEQ level 7
Credits 60
Duration (years) 1 (part time)
Assessment 100% coursework, completed continuously throughout study. This coursework will be a mixture of formats.  Regularly used formats include: Essays; Literature reviews; Presentations; Case studies; Learning journals.
Further information Please contact Queen’s for further information
Post Graduate Diploma in Theology and Transformative Practice
Name Post Graduate Diploma in Theology and Transformative Practice
Qualification PGDip
Summary Through a combination of teaching, placement work and enquiry-based learning, the Post Graduate Diploma in Theology and Transformative Practice programme seeks to: enable students to gain high level skills as reflective practitioners who are self-critical, who can deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively and who can make sound judgements; acquire in depth knowledge and understanding of a specific field of Christian theology and practice which is informed by current scholarship and research; develop their capacity for self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level; gain a conceptual understanding that enables the student to evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline or field, to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses; make an independent contribution to knowledge within a discipline or chosen field of professional practice.
FHEQ level 7
Credits 120
Duration (years) Up to 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part time)
Assessment 100% coursework completed continuously throughout study. This coursework will be a mixture of formats. Regularly used formats include: Essays; Literature reviews; Presentations; Case studies; Learning journals.
Further information Please contact Queen’s for further information
Masters of Arts in Theology and Transformative Practice
Name Masters of Arts in Theology and Transformative Practice
Qualification MA
Summary Through a combination of teaching, placement work and enquiry-based learning, the Masters of Arts in Theology and Transformative Practice programme seeks to: enable students to gain high level skills as reflective practitioners who are self-critical, who can deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively and who can make sound judgements; acquire in depth knowledge and understanding of a specific field of Christian theology and practice which is informed by current scholarship and research; develop their capacity for self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level; gain a conceptual understanding that enables the student to evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline or field, to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses; make an independent contribution to knowledge within a discipline or chosen field of professional practice.
FHEQ level 7
Credits 180
Duration (years) 2 - 3 years (part time)
Assessment 100% coursework completed continuously throughout study. This coursework will be a mixture of formats.  Regularly used formats include: Essays; Literature reviews; Presentations; Case studies; Learning journals; Dissertation.
Further information Please contact Queen’s for further information