Postgraduate taught courses

Postgraduate Diploma in Theology

  • Course Title

    Postgraduate Diploma in Theology
  • Length of Study

    1 years (Full Time) and up to 5 years (Part Time)
  • Start Date(s)

    September 2023 February 2024
  • Course Accreditation

    University of Manchester

Course Overview

NTC’s PG Diploma consists of the same four classes of the full MA in Theology degree but does not require a dissertation. Modules and placement requirements will depend on which pathway you take. For more specific information about modules and placements, please explore our 13 pathways for the MA in Theology.  

Nazarene Theological College is an approved partner of The University of Manchester, delivering programmes developed by Nazarene Theological College, approved by and leading to an award of the University of Manchester.


Students will receive a minimum of 180 credits while on this course.

Modules & Placements

You will normally choose one core class, one pathway specific class, and any two classes from across our MA options. As the PG Diploma does not require a dissertation, you will complete this course after successfully passing those four classes.

Need help deciding? Check out the quick guides to our MA pathways below!

*Not available for online students for 2023 entry

Entry Requirements

Honours degree in a relevant subject

Applicants to the MA normally have an honours degree in a relevant subject. However, NTC offers a pre-MA course to help develop foundational knowledge in biblical studies, practical theology, and theology to ensure you thrive in the MA in Theology programme. You can find more information at this link.

Those who do not have the formal qualifications necessary to gain entry directly on to the MA courses are able to apply to the Postgraduate Diploma. The PG diploma is identical to the MA in all aspects except that the PG diploma requires neither a dissertation nor the same standards of achievement. Students who wish to progress on to complete the MA may do so, provided they have performed at the required level.

Proficiency in English

All teaching at the College is conducted in English, but we welcome International Students  from around the world. Applicants whose first language is not English need to a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or its equivalent.

Fees & Funding

Course Fees: £8,562 (UK) / £13,058 (non-UK) full time or £2,140 (UK) / £3,264 (non-UK) per unit. EU students may be eligible for discounts
The College is supported by gifts and donations from Churches and from individual donors, and this allows student fees to be set at a competitive rate.

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