BA in Theology, Ministry and Mission (Curacy Pathway)

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Key Facts

Part-time, 2 or 3 years
Online + 4 days Intensive Residential
Top-up from Diploma (DipHE)
£4993.20

Who is it for?

This programme aims to equip Christian ministers, in curacies within the Anglican Church, to continue to develop as competent and faithful reflective practitioners. To this end, it provides an education in theology, ministry and mission, building on the learning from the Diploma of Higher Education, seeking to complement IME2 and encourage reflection on the nature and identity of Anglican ministry.

Programme Structure

This BA is validated by Durham University as part of the Common Awards scheme and covers 5 to 6 modules, studied part-time over three or two years, for a total of 120 credits. Modules are mainly delivered in a convenient online format to fit around your life, with an intensive 4-day residential on-campus once a year.

The course content will relate theological knowledge to your continued formational development as a curate and as a deacon or priest. You will reflect on your identity as a public minister, serving within a particular context, and on the relationship between this and your own faith and spirituality. You will also explore some biblical texts in depth, looking at the ways in which Old Testament themes and stories are used within the New Testament, and study the impact upon ordinary worshipping people as the Reformations and Counter-Reformation swept across Europe and took particular forms in England.

In your third year (or spread across the two years, if you choose the two-year route), you will have the opportunity to explore in more depth a theological subject of your own choosing, with support and supervision from a Queen’s tutor. This might be through a longer dissertation, or a shorter Independent Learning Project and an online distance learning module with a particular focus on applied pastoral and theological understanding.


Modules

Depending on the duration of your BA (2 or 3 years), modules would typically be delivered as described below.

3 Years BA

Year 1
  • Reflective Practice: Inhabiting Public Ministry – online
  • Further Biblical Studies – 4-day residential in June
Year 2
  • Spirituality and Ministry – online
  • Church History in Context – 4-day residential in June
Year 3
  • Dissertation

or

  • 1 x Distance Learning module (Online)
  • Independent Learning Project (Online)

2 Years BA

Year 1
  • Reflective Practice: Inhabiting Public Ministry – online
  • Further Biblical Studies – 4-day residential in June
  • Begin dissertation or do 1 x Distance Learning module
Year 2
  • Spirituality and Ministry – online
  • Church History in Context – 4-day residential in June
  • Complete dissertation or do Independent Learning Project

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for this Level 6 programme, students will have successfully completed the Diploma of Higher Education in Theology, Ministry and Mission. Other entry options, for those who do not meet this criterion, may be available: contact harland-daviesc@queens.ac.uk.


Fees

Tuition fees are paid on a yearly basis. Full details are available on the fees part of our website, or you can download our annual fee sheet. This includes further guidance on the associated costs of studying theology, along with information on what benefits you may be entitled to as a student.


Funding

Depending on your personal circumstances, this programme is eligible for student loan funding from the government. Please visit the government’s Student loans page for further guidance on your eligibility.

For further information on eligibility and applying for Disabled Students' Allowance, please see our guidance here.


How to Apply

To start the application process, please fill in the student enquiry form below. As part of the admission process, you will be invited to an online interview to ensure that the program is right for you and provide further guidance.

For further information, please contact the centre director Catrin Harland-Davies at harland-daviesc@queens.ac.uk