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Discover the flexibility of our dual-delivery BA Programme?

Are you ready to unlock your potential and achieve your academic goals without sacrificing your busy schedule? Our flexible dual-delivery BA programme puts you in the driver’s seat, offering unparalleled convenience and the same quality education as our on-campus courses. Discover a world of possibilities where personalised support and a thriving online community fuel your success – start your journey towards a brighter future today!
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Why choose our Dual-Delivery BA?

Ready to transform your education experience? Our dual-delivery BA programme offers a unique blend of flexibility, quality, and support – empowering you to achieve academic excellence on your own terms. Explore the key benefits below: Flexibility: Design your studies around your life, choosing the rate of study that suits you best

How it Works?

Curious about how you’ll experience the dynamic learning environment of our dual-delivery BA? Our programme is designed to be both immersive and accessible. Here’s a glimpse into how it works: 

Community

With students from over 25 countries and over 20 denominations, NTC is not just an academic community: it’s also a diverse faith community. A central part of student life is embedded in worship: whether in regular chapel services, in weekly pastoral care groups, or in the informal spaces in college life — all of which are also present in our online programme from coffee time to pastoral care groups.

Affordable

Our fees are below the UK average for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Lower cost for higher education!

Quick Facts

Undergraduate Programme Overview

The Certificate of Higher Education in Theology (CertHE) and Diploma of Higher Education in Theology (DipHE) offer a great foundation for those wanting to deepen their faith, continue into longer courses, or step into career paths including ministry, religious education, and charitable work. The CertHE and DipHE can count as credit towards the BA (Hons) in Theology, giving you maximum flexibility in your educational journey. The CertHE takes one year full time or two years part time to complete. The DipHE takes two years full time and four years part time to complete.

The BA (Hons) in Theology can be studied full-time over three years and up to six years part-time. Our BA (Hons) in Theology offers a well-rounded education with emphases on practical experience and academic depth. With our BA (Hons), you can develop a vocation in religious studies, pursue a call to ministry, work in the non-profit sector, organise your community, or simply study theology with world-class experts. This degree has three optional pathways:

  • In the Biblical Studies pathway, you’ll take more classes in specific books and genres of the Bible like OT Prophets, Psalms, and Paul’s Letters. You can opt to dive even deeper by taking Greek and/or Hebrew.
  • The Practical Theology pathway requires additional practical theology classes, allowing for deep theological reflection within praxis. Your placement might focus on community projects, church ministry, chaplaincy at night shelters, missions, or compassionate ministries.
  • In the Youth and Community pathway, you’ll zoom in on the contexts of society and emphasises social justice, mission, and understanding people. Past placements have been in schools, youth centres, community projects, and more.
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The CertHE requires 120 credits, the DipHE requires 240 credits and the BA (Hons) requires 360 credits. Exit routes from BA (Hons) at Certificate and Diploma level are usually possible, and students wanting to continue their CertHE or DipHE into a BA (Hons) can do so provided they have the grades necessary.

Flexible learning at your own pace

We offer full time and part time study options at NTC for undergraduate programmes.

  • Our Certificate of Higher Education in Theology can be studied over one year (full-time) or two to four years (part-time)
  • Our Diploma of Higher Education in Theology can be studied over two years (full-time) or up to eight years (part-time).
  • Our Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Theology can be studied full-time over three years and up to twelve years part-time.

 

We also offer online and on campus study options.

  • Online classes are live, synchronous classes, meaning students attend class during its scheduled time, usually afternoon or evening UK time. Some classes are limited to online students whilst others, called dual delivery classes, have both on campus and online students in one class. On campus classes are traditional, in person classes hosted on our Manchester campus. Find out more details on the undergraduate or postgraduate pages or check out our online learning FAQ.

How undergraduate classes work

Undergraduate classes primarily run as weekly classes during Autumn and Spring terms. NTC offers small class sizes with classes ranging from 5 to 35 students. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars and class discussions, oral presentations, group work, individual tutorials, directed reading, case studies, individual supervision, and student-led seminars.

Class Subjects and Content

Each undergraduate class earns credits in one of three subject areas:

  • Biblical Studies – Course units in specific areas of Old and New Testament, Biblical languages and interpretation.
  • Christian Theology and Church History – Course units in Christian Dogmatics, Philosophical Theology and Church History.
  • Practical and Social Theology – Course units in a wide range of ministry subjects as well as in the Humanities and Social Sciences, including English Literature, Youth Work, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology and Comparative Religion.
Online or On Campus Options
  • Students can choose to study either on campus or online. Online classes are live, synchronous classes, meaning students attend class as its being taught during its scheduled time, usually afternoon/evening UK time.
  • Required classes are offered separately as both on-campus classes and online classes. That is, on campus students take required classes in person without online students, and online students take required classes online.
  • Elective classes are hybrid. Online students and their on campus peers take the class simultaneously, allowing online and on campus NTC students to learn together and from each other.
  • On-campus students may take up to one third of their term as online classes as long as at least one on campus class per term is also taken.
  • Note that on campus students are eligible for both tuition and maintenance loans with Student Finance England, subject to the normal eligibility criteria. Student Finance England maintenance loans are not available to online students, but tuition loans are available subject to the normal eligibility criteria.

The Practical Theology and Youth and Community pathways currently require students to reside in the UK or Ireland during their placement. If you live in the UK/Ireland, you can complete your degree completely online.

Weekly Class Format
  • Students meet once or twice per week during the regular term time. The class schedule will be published several weeks before the class begins, so students know the core reading to complete ahead of time, and the weekly class topics and readings to complete each week before class. Term times run September – December and February – May.
Optional Intensives
  • During the optional undergraduate intensive classes, in-class time is compressed into five days of full-time study, normally running Monday-Friday. Intensive sessions usually run in January and in May. All students are welcome to travel to our Manchester campus during these sessions. NTC does provide accommodation for students at these times, subject to availability.

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